Project HARTwork

Project Hartwork is an international network of artists and suppporters working together to end human trafficking. We partner with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations.

Our July exhibit at La Cour features some of our local artist partners including Anna Caraghar, Courtney Cotton, Margy Foertsch, Gary Haney, Yuni Groff and several others, in addition to some of our international artists from Vietnam and Senegal


Julie Wynn-Birr ``Art Rising``

Mission Statement

“Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe, and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy”. Albert Einstein

Art Rising is an explosion of light, delight, and a celebration of life, art, and music.

Artist Julie Wynn-Birr is a professional singer and artist, who firmly believes that excelling in one art form, leads to a natural progression to other creative endeavors.

Julie is a member of several watercolor guilds, has won several art competitions, and her work resides in private and corporate collections. She works daily on expanding her horizons to mixed media and beyond. A singer with an exceptional jazz group, she has appeared on TV, and numerous musical venues in the United States, including dinner theaters, night clubs and musical productions.

Her art reflects her life, living amongst nature, and her joy and discerning eye at the remarkable beauty that surrounds us- from her signature koi paintings, Wild life, and Native American/ cowboy paintings, Julie captures the light and her fascination with this incredible planet and Universe we reside in. A sky full of stars, and art that liberates.




Ken Sanville ``Dark Portraits``

Artist’s Statement.

This series of photographs, Dark Portraits, is a departure from my normal “straight” photography.  I have created a series of figurative studies that combine bones, feathers, plants, masks and other objects along with the human figure to explore the intricate beauty of life and death.


I am drawn to the endless photographic possibilities of this series. These darker portraits allow me a different creative outlet through which I am searching for the deeper meaning of existence.  I am exploring the mystic nature of life, death, identity and creation in these photographs.


By making these dark images, I hope to generate a photographic narrative that will cause the viewer to not only question the images but to also explore their own feelings. I trust that these photographic images will remain with the viewer and not be soon forgotten.

The Grand Opening will be September 6, 6-10 pm with jazz by MoJoJazz 7-10pm>

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