On Wednesday May 24, an auction organized by Rotary Paris Porte d’Orléans and Paris Académies District 1660 was held in Paris at 7 p.m. at Luxury Living, avenue George V (75008). The profits from the sale were donated to the association “La Source Garouste-Art in the service of Social and Childhood”.
Master Etienne Jonquet, auctioneer in Boulogne (92) hosted the sale. To bid, buyers were able to go to the room where the auction was pronounced, 18 avenue George V (75008). They could also do it over the phone during the sale. There were 2 ways to bid:
– Leave a purchase order with the auctioneer, La Source or the Rotary Club Paris Porte d’Orléans or Paris Academies who execute the purchase orders entrusted to them
– Online at Drouot.com.
Before the auction, the works were exhibited from May 16 to 24 at the premises of Luxury Living, 18 avenue George V (75008).
For Artkare, this was the first auction, the result of the collaboration of the Rotary Club Paris Porte d’Orléans and Paris Academies, for the benefit of the association La Source Garouste. created over 30 years ago by artist Gérard Garouste and his wife, Elizabeth; 41 pieces were put up for sale. The sale brought in €28,050 for a range of €50 to €3,000. Among the participating artists, there were painters, visual artists, photographers, including AdeLA Burdujanu, the Polish photographer Woytek Konarzewski, Florence Maindrault, Elizabeth and Gérard Garouste or the Franco-Colombian artist Miguel Prieto Verastegui who practices abstraction lyrical sometimes on the border of the figurative like the acrylic on canvas, “Between sky and sea” produced in Monaco in 2022.
What is Rotary International?
Rotary International is a global network of service clubs made up of 1.4 million supportive and benevolent decision-makers, gathered around the same desire: to act in the world in their community and in themselves for lasting change in 7 areas:
1. Building Peace
2. Fight disease
3. Provide drinking water, sanitation and hygiene
4. Caring for mothers and their children
5. Support education
6. Develop local economies
7. Protect the environment
The Artkare project
Artkare defends the social and societal place of Art and artists to “build a future that resembles us as much as it brings us together”.
Artkare is a project initiated by the Clubs of Paris Porte d’Orléans (75014) and Paris Académies (75006), which have joined forces to organize a charity sale of works of contemporary art, offered by recognized, confirmed or emerging artists. The profits from the sale were directed to the association “La Source Garouste” created in 1991 by Elizabeth and Gérard Garouste. The 2023 theme was: “What Art for tomorrow?”
Who is the association “La Source Garouste”?
The “La Source Garouste” association was created in 1991 by Elizabeth and Gérard Garouste, designer and painter. Thanks to them, children, aged 6 to 18, in vulnerable situations, have a place where they can “liberate themselves, create and move forward in tolerance and discovery, in contact with artists and curiosity”. Children can acquire autonomy, an ability to carry out projects and regain self-confidence. They learn to use their imagination. “By learning to do, they learn to see, to be, to know themselves”. A sense of responsibility, a personal and collective commitment helps them to affirm their identity, to build their place in society and to project themselves into the future. “This stage embodies the beginning of a desire to participate in life in society and in the life of society”.
“La Source Garouste”, located in 10 departments, organizes artistic practice workshops led by a pair made up of a professional artist and a member of the educational team. Offered over the long term, they promote social diversity. Thanks to them, young people can build themselves, develop their creativity, empower themselves on a personal and collective level, while strengthening their self-confidence and their spirit of initiative. The association is also approved by the Ministry of Culture and National Education and Youth. Each year, more than 13,000 children and parents benefit from artistic activities.
The actions of the association labeled “La France s’engage” are divided into 2 poles, social and educational. The “social pole” welcomes children and teenagers during extracurricular and extracurricular time, while the “educational pole” welcomes classes during school time. The action of the 2 mixed poles contributes to the effort that must be undertaken by all, public and private actors, to provide answers to the current challenges related to the awakening and education of all children.
Families are invited to workshop presentations, exhibitions and cultural outings. There are also parent-child workshops. For their part, young people are referred to the association by the departmental child welfare services, the social services of local authorities, NGOs or associations, directors, guidance counselors or educational establishments or by families.
The current health and economic crisis is causing financial and social hardship, particularly for children and young people who are less likely to find their place in society. it was therefore urgent to help them in this process. An auction for the benefit of the association was therefore a good way to support Artkare.
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