Charity - Arte Que Salva - 2015

March 22, 2015

Arte Que Salva is a project which helps children who live in disadvantage and poverty. It was founded by Brazilian missionary Eve Picardi who has organized mission trips to Brazil and several other countries. She made a visit to Haiti shortly after the 2010 earthquake that did extensive damage to the country. Ms. Picardi saw the misery of the people whose homes and dreams were suddenly destroyed. Her vision was to help the displaced children recover from their trauma by providing them with art supplies. Many of the children had never seen art brushes and paints.

The endeavor in Haiti was a success and thus began the Arte Que Salva project. Organized by Eve Picardi and Miami artist Carmem Gusmao, the project is now in its 3rd year and for the first time will have an auction which features art that was made by underprivileged children who live in Sanford, Florida and Rio de Janeiro’s infamous landfield (Lixao de Gramacho). The children drew pictures of their dreams which were then sent to professional artists. Those artists completed the children’s work to create paintings that will be offered in the auction. Among the 48 Brazilian artists who volunteered their time is Margarette Mattos of Cambridge-MA. All the profits from the auction will go directly to support the Central Florida Dream Education Center and the Life Change Project in Rio de Janeiro. These programs provide educational and mentoring services for children.

The auction Arte Que Salva – USA 2015 will take place in Miami, Florida on March 26.

Fashion - Women’s Nike Sportswear Spring 2015 City Collection

March 15, 2015

New York 






Finally, spring is almost here. We who live in the Northeast appreciate this. What about celebrating this gorgeous season with one of those unique pairs of sneakers designed by Nike Women’s Sportswear?
The newest model of Air Max 1 is the “Ultra City” Collection. It includes patterns inspired by six of the world’s style capitals. New York is represented by black and white roses and Paris by pink roses and blue lilies. London and Tokyo follow with more roses and cherry blossoms, respectively. Finally Milan is represented by lilies and Shanghai by plum blossoms.
The shoes were released globally on International Women’s Day, March 8th except in North America. The Women’s Nike Sportswear Spring 2015 City Collection will be available in North America, online at and at select Nike Sportswear retailers beginning April 11.