A citizen project baptized La Source
The creative act, originally, makes it possible to question about all the possible human conditions. Gérard Garouste carried art where it was not expected, to the depths of the French countryside, in rural areas where children and teenagers between 6 and 18 are bored. How can we make them aware that the future belongs to them, that they have so much wealth in them that only needs to go out, take shape for the collective interest? That they have their role in this vast world and the power to tell who they are?
Far from the international fairs and the market, Gérard Garouste reinvents the field of art in its human potential through this citizen project baptized La Source. Since 1991, more than 30,000 young people have benefited from this original and generous initiative: by participating in artistic workshops on Wednesdays and during school periods, they have practiced painting, sculpture, land-art, choreography, theater , Video, photography, singing, writing and music. They created, manufactured, realized a project. They changed their way of looking at the world and the world.
To achieve this, Gérard Garouste invites artists every year to participate in the adventure through an act of creation allowing, through the auction, to give the funds entirely to the cause.