The Woodland League Press Release. November 3rd, 2017
For Immediate Release: The Woodland League receive a gift of a signed copy of the world famous Che Guevara artwork by the artist Jim Fitzpatrick, in the company of Glen Hansard.
The Woodland League, a not for profit County Clare based NGO, dedicated to restoring the relationship between people and their native woodlands, are delighted to have received a signed copy of the famous Che Guevara print, gifted by the artist Jim Fitzpatrick, at the ancient Dolmen, known as Aideen’s grave, in Howth Castle grounds, last Saturday October 28th.
The gift was accepted by The Woodland League PRO, Andrew St Ledger, who commented “We are absolutely thrilled to be in receipt of this iconic piece of graphic art history signed by it’s creator in this historic place, we look forward to being able to auction this artwork for our flagship project, The Woodland League, “Forest in a Box”, Native Treevolution, to inspire a grass roots approach for dealing with Climate Change via the restoration of our native forests, our most cost effective immediately available remedy”.
The valuable artwork will be auctioned at a later date to raise funds for the Woodland League “Forest in a Box”, native trees for national schools, copy nature project. Jim Fitzpatrick said “The native forests feature strongly in our history and mythology, which inspires my art, it therefore gives me great pleasure to assist this important work by The Woodland League”.
The handover of this generous gift was conducted in the presence of the musician, Glen Hansard, who is also supporting The Woodland League, “Forest in a Box”, project, speaking on the day, he said “I am honoured and delighted to be invited to this event with the legendary artist Jim Fitzpatrick, to give support for this fantastic project, which has wonderful potential to help reconnect children to nature via the rich native woodland culture of this land, I only wish such a project had come to my school back in the day so that we could have been taught to understand how important our native trees really are and the multiple benefits they freely give us all, to sustain life on this precious planet we call home”.
Andrew St Ledger who is also an artist and woodsculptor, gifted Jim Fitzpatrick a token of appreciation from The Woodland League, in the form of a sculpted symbolic sword of light, that he made from ancient bog oak and yew wood to close the gifting ceremony.
This event follows on from the recent endorsement for, The Woodland League “Forest in a Box” project, received from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins in the same month.