"Cards for Puerto Rico” Organized/Curated by Glorimar Garcia
100% of the proceeds from the sale of all cards will be donated to the Maria fund. Each card is $75 and can bee purchased directly from La Bodega Gallery via PayPal or Venmo.
In September of 2017, still recovering from Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Now, almost five months after the hurricane, Puerto Rico is still hurting. Electricity has still not been 100% restored and the official death count is not known- massively impacting the response and understanding of the situation.
In order to gather funds for relief for Puerto Rico, I called on artists to create small original works of art on baseball cards to benefit relief for Puerto Rico. In 2013, I saved a collection of water damaged sports cards from being thrown away and began using them as them in a series of paintings and sculptures. I eventually realized the identity, culture, and gender implications inherent in my salvaging and manipulating these cards. Ultimately, this series has become the group of work most closely tied to my Puerto Rican heritage.
All proceeds to The Maria Fund (mariafund.org)
From their website:
"The Maria Fund was formed on September 20, the day that Hurricane Maria hit land in Puerto Rico.
Experience from past disasters including Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy shows that vulnerable communities are hit the hardest by climate disasters and are far too often left underserved by relief agencies — in this void, it is the people, grassroots initiatives, and community organizations that fulfill vital needs. Further, after the emergency has passed, these communities are often displaced or left out of rebuilding initiatives as developers and corporations use the destruction as an opening for permanent displacement of the people who live there and launch rebuilding initiatives aimed at turning a profit and privatizing public services.
The Maria Fund was launched within this context — with a mission to support frontline efforts to fulfill immediate relief needs and to organize for an equitable Puerto Rico over the long term."
Ally Bachman, Cody Dawn Bechtol, Chlöe Bell, Hannah Cirone, Mandy Clements, Beckie Dominick, Christina Fusco, Glorimar Garcia, DJ Gathers, Carli Hudson, Kim Krause, Carolina Maestre, Michele Mirisola, Debra Ramsay, Nizza Rodriguez Ortiz, Dory Sanders, H. Michael Sanders, Chelsea Sanders, Linzi Silverman, Anna Turner, Pete Vargas, Paige Williams, Jackson Wirth