Summer Solstice Celebration at Gallery Ten

Pictured are Froylan Sifuentes (left) and Kendra Johnson (right) with children in the village of Puerto Santa Ana, Ecuador.

This season, Charlene Berg will sell the artwork of villagers from Ecuador to help fund the “Art for Water” initiative.

The program, a brainchild of Kendra Johnson and Froylan Sifuentes, environmental and chemical engineering students at MIT respectively, as well as Johnson’s mother Tera, aims to sell ceramics and jewelry created by residents of Puerto Santa Ana – a multi-ethnic, indigenous community in Ecuador’s rain forest – within the United States to raise funds to maintain the village’s water system.

On Saturday, June 21 everyone is invited to celebrate the launch of this joint effort in a Summer Solstice celebration at Gallery Ten in Gills Rock. Visitors to the gallery will be able to meet Tera Johnson, see a collection of photographs of the many Santa Anna artists, take home a piece of rare and delicate museum quality pottery or traditional seed and feather jewelry from the Sacha Yaku line – and support the “Art for Water” project.

Sacha Yaku art work will be on display throughout the season. For more information visit or call 920.854.9907.