GlobalGiving's relief efforts in Japan.
Within a week, Handmade for Japan's efforts resonated throughout the artistic communities in the U.S. and abroad. Prominent artists such as Hamada Shoji, Kaneko Jun, Betty Woodman, Matsuzaki Ken, Isezaki Koichiro, Morigami Jin, Nancy Blum, Lisa Congdon, and Jeffry Mitchell are represented. The following galleries have generously donated work, among them: Dai Ichi Arts Ltd., TAI Gallery, Joan B. Mirviss Ltd., and Lacoste Gallery. More than 4,000 members follow Handmade for Japan's Facebook page and The New York Times online magazine covered its efforts in a blog post on March 17th.
Handmade for Japan was born out of concern for the people of Japan immediately following the disaster by Ayumi Horie, a Japanese-American ceramic artist. She was soon joined in her efforts by Ai Kanazawa Cheung and Kathryn Pombriant Manzella. All three members of the HFJ team maintain deep ties to the country.
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Kathryn Manzella, Ai Kanazawa/Handmade for Japan
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