Artist Chris Guarisco, MFA lost everything he owned in a fire on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Chris needs a place to live and to begin the process of putting his life back to gether.
He has lost almost everything he owned: furniture, clothing. Basically the contents that make up a home.
He also lost his studio with canvases and art supplies. Including items for a work on a large commission, thus losing income.
He also lost a lifetime collection of artist's work he admired as well as his own pieces. Those pieces and antiques that were salvaged have to be restored. Quotes are being secured.
At the ecouragement of his artists friend's, it was suggested to set up a gofundme.com to help out. According to GFM guideleines, monies donated must be spent within a month.
GFM guidelines work through FB, but due to privacy concerns, expressed to me only donors will be updated and seperately. This includes Chris' staunchest suporter and guardian angel, that forced to be reckoned with: Jackie Bishop. Also sibs, who are poviding a lovely condo for him to a geta new life and start a better; productly chance for a good life.
For those that weren't told Chris suffered full kindy failure. was in Ocsnher for a week and is safe here until his move new ekend
In his own words: "the outpouring of support from friends and artists has been oerwhelming. Thank you!
Chris Guarisco, MFA, is a long time artist in the New Orleans area. He taught at St. Paul's Espicopal School, was an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Orleans and has also taught in Innsbruck, Austria, Montpellier, France. Chris was given a fellowship of the Virinia Center of creative Arts and was recipient of The Defia Trust Award to study in Malaga, Spain,
Chris has shown in many galleries around the country, Getting he start with Donna Perrett Rosen, of Galerie Simone Stern . he work is in collections at NOMA, The Ogden, the Historic New Orleans collection, among many local and national private collections.
Link to if you wish to email: https://www.gofundme.com/chrisguarisco
- Sarah Anderson Riggs
- carlee blamphin
- Carl Mack
- janis collins
Organizer and beneficiary
MaryBeth D'Anna Guarisco
New Orleans, LA