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Prominent Artists Join Casita Linda in Charitable “Elephant Project”


By Louise Gilliam

Seventeen of San Miguel’s most prominent artists have teamed up with Casita Linda to help San Miguel de Allende’s poorest families.

These artists are generously donating their time and talent to participate in The Elephant Project, which will be showcased at Casita Linda’s Grand Ganesha Gala, a glamorous event on October 4 at the beautiful Hacienda Los Picachos. Participating artists include Lena Bartula, Pam Fares, William Fares, Gene Johnson, Mike Kleimo, Alberto Lenz, Peter Levanthal, Oscar Martinez Heredia, Marti McGinnis, Anado McLauchlin, Terra Mizwa, Wendy Moyer, Pascual, Victoria Pierce, Nathan Schneider, Zoe Siegel, and Ana Thiel.

Their one-of-a-kind elephants will be auctioned off at the gala, with 100 percent of the proceeds helping to build homes for the less fortunate of San Miguel.

Renowned textile sculptor Wendy Moyer is both heading up the project and personally creating a six-foot-tall elephant as the project’s pièce de résistance. Wendy is an award-winning artist who chooses to express her subjects in sculpted, 3-D fabric vignettes, often using fire in the process. She took on this project because, “I’ve been creatively involved in previous Casita Linda events, and this time Louise presented to me a very fun ‘Elephant Project’ (a little reminiscent of the CowParades appearing throughout the world to benefit local charities). I wanted to invite my friends and fellow San Miguel artists to participate and contribute their talents to support the valuable work Casita Linda does for our community.”

To purchase your gala tickets, or to learn more about Casita Linda’s work, please visit Tickets are also available from all Casita Linda board members and at Solutions on Recreo.

“We are beyond thrilled by the generous contributions of these talented artists! Casita Linda provides warm shelter, hope, and dignity to the families we serve. This annual gala is our biggest fundraiser, and the artists’ participation will add so much to the money we raise. We can’t wait to see their creations unveiled and to share a beautiful evening with all of you, in service to the least fortunate members of our beloved San Miguel community.”

Louise Gilliam is the President of Casita Linda


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