Crowdfunding Campaign now until December 3rd, 2013. Transforming “SafePlace” Women’s Shelter with Beams of Healing Light Art to benefit SafePlace Women’s Shelter!
AUSTIN, Texas – November, 2013 – Visual Artist and underwater photographer Brian Leonard, launches the “WaterLight Healing” crowdfunding campaign, to fund the installation of 22 large Underwater Light canvas prints in Austin’s largest domestic violence women’s shelter.
Melinda Cantu, Director of “Safe Place” women’s shelter, shares her excitement about the project. “Many of the residents living in this shelter have left very traumatic and abusive situations. One of the ways we try to support their healing journey is by providing them with a space in which they may find some sense of calm and peace. The Art work by the WaterLight Healing project will help support this goal in a dramatic and positive way.”
Brian Leonard has been taking photographs underwater at Barton Springs, Austin Texas for over 7 years. Inspired by the beauty and power of these Underwater Light images, he, in conjunction with his wife Brenda, set up “WaterLight Healing”: a project of service with non-profit status, dedicated to bringing the peace and healing of underwater light, to those that need it most.
“November is ‘Arts & Health Month’; a month highlighting and celebrating the positive impact the arts have on well-being and healing. This is the perfect time to completely transform the environment of “SafePlace” women’s shelter; bringing the light and beauty of these underwater light images into the lives and living spaces of over 900 women and children a year.”
To raise funds for this project of transformation and healing, the WaterLight Healing team have launched a 35-day crowdfunding campaign through RocketHub.com. The public can participate in this project and help spread the light, by visiting the project website below. Donations are tax-exempt, with unique goods offered in return for donor contributions. Rewards include ‘Ask the Light Miracle Cards’, ‘Journey of Light’ DVD, and limited edition Underwater Light canvases. The campaign ends on December 3rd, or so-called ‘GivingTuesday’; a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season, celebrating the spirit of giving and the joy of service.
WaterLight Healing is a fiscally sponsored project of Artspire, a Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. WaterLight Healing is also a member of the Global Alliance for Arts & Health; a non-profit organization, dedicated to advancing Arts as integral to healthcare and the healing process.
Stay connected with WaterLight Healing on facebook: facebook.com/waterlighthealing. The WaterLight Healing team thank you for being part of this exciting new project, and look forward to sharing the project’s successes with you.