Boulder, Colo. – (December 5, 2007) – The Organic Center is pleased to announce the “Jerry Art Project,” a new fundraising program designed to expand the scope of scientific studies sponsored by the Center on the consumer and environmental benefits of organic food and farming.
Five series of high-quality Giclee’ prints featuring the artwork of Jerry Garcia will be offered for sale over the next three years through The Organic Center website, www.organic-center.org <http://www.organic-center.org> . Each series will include four to six prints made from original artwork created by Garcia, the late lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead. The project has been made possible through the generosity of Deborah Koons Garcia, who said, “Jerry always enjoyed drawing landscapes and creatures that live in the garden. We have chosen some of his finest works, some well known and others rarely seen, to offer through this project.”
The first series of prints, “In the Garden,” is now available and includes five prints, each priced at $250. The full series is offered at $1,000. The series includes such works as “Snail Garden,” “Another Butterfly,” “Beehive,” “Banyan Tree II,” and “Butterfly Study.” Images of the prints can be viewed on The Organic Center’s website. The themes in the five series are “In the Garden,” “On the Farm,” “Enchanted Places,” “Trees,” and “People.”
In addition to the series of prints, “The Jerry Art Project” will offer for sale kitchenware and merchandise featuring images from Garcia’s artwork. Items will include tote bags, chef aprons, stainless steel canisters, t-shirts and other clothing, towels and placemats.
“I am delighted that Jerry’s art can help advance the work of The Organic Center,” says Deborah Koons Garcia. “I have been a consumer of organic food for over three decades and support new science that will help convince consumers to experience more deeply and regularly the delight and peace of mind that comes with each dish made from fresh, high quality organic food.”
Information on how to order Jerry art prints is available through the Center’s website, www.organic-center.org <http://www.organic-center.org> . Watch for “The Jerry Art Project” icon on the Center’s homepage.
About The Organic Center
The Organic Center, based in Boulder, CO, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002 to generate credible, peer-reviewed scientific information and communicate the verifiable health and environmental benefits of organic farming and products to society. By doing so, it promotes the conversion of more farmland to organic methods, improves public health and works to restore our natural world by promoting greater awareness of the benefits of organic products and production.
All of the Center’s research reports and publications are available free of charge on our website, www.organic-center.org <http://www.organic-center.org> . Individuals can also sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter, The Scoop.
For information about The Organic Center, its current programs and scientific reports please visit www.organic-center.org <http://www.organic-center.org> or call 303.499.1840.