Expanding Our Reach
- We met ARTISTS.
- We played with PAINT.
- We became INSPIRED.
We understand that organ transplant is more than just business. It’s about people, caring, sharing… and saving lives. Awareness is of the utmost importance.
We met with artist Marlene Lewis, who inspires others with her art as much as her personal story. Having a sister who was a heart-lung transplant recipient, she knows the importance of organ donation. To help create awareness among the public and medical professionals, Marlene has donated her creative inspirations to the Art for Hope project.
Donate Life Hollywood
Together with the Donate Life Hollywood Project, we are also excited to engage the entertainment industry to INSPIRE the public to Donate Life.
Heart of Hope
By: Marlene Lewis & Henryk Ptasiewicz
The Heart of Hope was created for AOPO in Saint Louis in 2009. In the search for commissioning a piece that would serve to commemorate organ transplant, and what it means to donate life, unbelievably, only one call was made. On that first call, it was learned, that quite serendipitously one of the artists – Marlene Lewis – had a sister who was the recipient of a Heart-Lung transplant. Having seen her art, and understanding her personal connection to organ transplant, we believed that this was something that truly was meant to be.
Hope Takes Flight
By: Marlene Lewis
Hope Takes Flight began as a conversation about many of the compelling issues surrounding the future of organ transplant. One of those issues is the vast number of people in urgent need of a transplant at any given time, and the feelings of helplessness about the lack of availability.
By: Marlene Lewis
This year’s painting, Hope Eternal, depicts a newly born butterfly emerging from its cocoon. In addition, this painting also represents spring and the environment surrounding this natural wonder, and its metaphor within transplant.