Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hooray for Donations!

Thanks to Bannockburn Elementary School 8th grade Student Council in Bannockburn, Illinois, we are receiving multiple boxes of donated art supplies. These kids have done an amazing job collecting materials for us and getting the word out about our projects in Ethiopia. A big thank you to all students who helped out and to Joanie Lampert for coordinating and getting the boxes in the mail. Amasegenalu!!

Monday, May 3, 2010


WIGUIWTB had our First Annual Art Opening on May 2 at Asmara Restaurant in Oakland. We had an excellent turnout of artists from the Bay Area, as well as a few from across the country. A very worthwhile event!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Over Easter, WIGUIWTB spent four days in Baja California doing workshops at Casa De Paz and Rancho El Faro in Mexico's beautiful Valle De Guadelupe. How did WIGUIWTB end up in Baja? We found a great organization called Corazon de Vida Foundation located in southern CA, which is devoted to helping children in orphanages in Baja. They invited us to do our workshops with kids in these two homes and here are some of the results. We did tissue paper collage, painting and drawing, india ink scratch and reveal works on canvas, and lots of clay animation. Each orphanage got a permanent art work to hang on their wall which will last for years to come. The children had a lot of fun and so did we.

We were there during the big earthquake and felt a small rumble as we were enjoying a delicious lunch of empanadas in a little Russo-Mexican restaurant in the valley, but were blissfully unaware of the media attention as we had no access TV or the internet.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Volunteer Meeting

Join us for Ethiopian eats and discussion about this year's trip to Ethiopia in June.

When: Sunday 3/21/2010 4:00

Where: Asmara Restaurant

5020 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609-2014
(510) 547-5100