2011 Grant Recipients

Sharika Mahdi
2011 Grant Recipient: Creative Ventures
Creation of New Body of Work, New Orleans, LA

 

"The Ana & Adeline Foundation Grant provided a great opportunity for me to venture out and collaborate with YAYA artists and explore their experiences with the front porch tradition including discussions and input in constructing a mini wooden shaped of houses. The grant also helped with the purchase of art supplies needed to complete the project."

"Pomp & Circumstance" by Sharika Mah

"Pomp & Circumstance" by Sharika Mah

Acrylic on canvas, 36"x36"

"Front Porches" by Sharika Mahdi

"Front Porches" by Sharika Mahdi

Acrylic on canvas

"Moment in Time" by Sharika Mahdi

"Moment in Time" by Sharika Mahdi

Acrylic on canvas, 20"x25"

"Porch 1" by Sharika Mahdi

"Porch 1" by Sharika Mahdi

Acrylic on wood

Stanley Russell
 
2011 Grant Recipient: Scholarship
 
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
 

"I am an Industrial Designer. My area of focus is sports equipment design, but I also love to design furniture. I started at the Academy of Art University in the fall of 2008. I wanted to find a career that I can affect people in a very real way. The school and program was very rigorous, and not to mention expensive. The Ana & Adeline Foundation Grant was truly an honor to be the 2011 recipient. I was able to pay a portion of my tuition, as well as housing with the grant. To be quite honest this was the first competition I'd ever entered. I wasn't sure if I'd win or even be considered, for that matter. So to be awarded the Adeline Edwards Foundation grant, was so much more than just a monetary award. It made me feel like I was on the right path, and that my dreams, and vision for my future were validated by individuals who saw in me what I've always seen in myself. Currently, I am in the process of starting my own design consultancy. As an Industrial Designer, it is truly an amazing feeling to have your concepts, developed into a marketable product. I am looking forward to carving out my own lane and setting myself apart within the product design industry. Thank you so much Adeline Edwards Foundation. My success is a direct reflection of what your foundation stands for. Hard Work, Persistence, and a Goal!"

Prototype for the Grado coffee table.

Prototype for the Grado coffee table.

Design for Venom X Pro

Design for Venom X Pro

Channel Thomas
2011 Grant Recipient: Creative Venture
Bookmaking Workshop with Kids, New Iberia, LA

 

"My experience in hosting a bookmaking workshop was awesome. The students didn't know what to expect when I told them they would be making their own pop-up books. Many of them got discouraged at first because they felt they couldn't draw well enough, but once I explained their books were all about them, they got right into it. The workshop was about them creating a book all about themselves and the things they liked to do. They had to draw the images, and cut them out, and apply them to flaps I made for the pop-up mechanism. At the conclusion of the workshop we invited parents and had a reading session where every child read their own book to the crowd. It was great to get them excited about reading. The Ana & Adeline Foundation allowed me to successfully conduct this workshop, provide a snack and supplies for the kids of New Iberia."

"My planet was blown up when I was a child, so I came to live on earth." Page from an elementary school student's book made in Channel Thomas's pop-up bookmaking workshop

"I walk around the world and save all the people" Page from an elementary school student's book made in Channel Thomas's pop-up bookmaking workshop

"And that is me Soul Cobra. And this is the Soul Party." Page from an elementary school student's book made in Channel Thomas's pop-up bookmaking workshop

Front cover of "Adventures of a Super Hero, Adventures of Soul Cobra Elementary school student work from Channel Thomas's pop-up bookmaking workshop

Monica Tyran
2011 Grant Recipient: Residency
New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio

 

“I wanted a basic understanding of the screen-printing process so that I could go back to YAYA and teach the younger artists those studio skills. After taking the screen-printing classes at the New Orleans Glassworks, YAYA hosted a workshop with Purple Monkey, a commercial screen-printing shop and I served as their assistant and did follow-up work with the YAYA artists.”

 

"Money & Work" by Monica Tyran

"Money & Work" by Monica Tyran

Linocut - ink & graphite on rice paper 21" x 21"

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