"Lucille Ball" by Peter Tunney
A Peter Tunney original mix media original art piece of legend of an American actress, comedienne, model, entertainment studio executive and producer, Lucille Ball from "I Love Lucy".
Peter Tunney is an American visual Pop artist known for his large-scale paintings that draw inspiration from imagery and phrases from popular media sources. This original painting of Movie Stars series with Hollywood icon Lucille was done in 2015 and is from his movie stars series based on exclusively licensed Frank Worth photographs of movie greats.
It is a one-of-a-kind original piece signed in ink by the artist and an original of Lucille Ball silk screened and hand-pulled on hand-painted archival museum board.
Dimensions: 40" x 32"
The Help A Life Foundation was formed in 2007 with the goal of housing and educating adolescent orphaned girls and providing them with a secure and supportive environment. We currently house 52 girls in a building compound capable of accommodating 56 girls and managed with a local staff of nine. Four tutorial rooms are used daily with a staff of six tutors in a range of subjects from English to Biology. 44 girls have completed high school and are at different universities throughout Ethiopia with most studying to become doctors or engineers.
These girls are selected from the surrounding villages with the collaborative effort of the local community leaders where they are housed in a gated safe group home with all living necessities provided for.
In addition, life skills training is also provided to integrate them into society as productive citizens. We currently have three self-sustaining projects, where five of the girls are managing them full-time as their careers and will be paid an according salary that allows them to integrate back into society as a proven success of Project Blue.
Much of the success of this project is due to Help a Life working directly with the local government and businesses. All of the HALF staff on Project Blue in Debre Markos are Ethiopian, and decisions are made in tandem with the local government officials.