Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Memory Project

Today I sent off our second batch of completed Memory Project portraits, and I am so proud of our fantastic portrait artists! They worked so hard on all of these lovely portraits, and they are stunning! 

Our first portrait project was of children living in Bolivia. After we completed and sent them, the Memory Project created a personal video for us (posted on our Facebook page) of the creation of our Bolivian portraits and finally the delivery to the children at their school in Bolivia. Our young artists were so pleased and excited to see these kids' happiness upon receiving their portraits! 

Our second Memory Project subjects were children living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We just finished these portraits and we shipped them today to the Memory Project. 

Once the portraits are delivered to the Congolese children, we will receive another very special video of the project, which I will again share on Facebook. 

We plan to create more portraits for the Memory Project in the fall. 

If you would like to join us, just contact the Art Center for details. We welcome everyone, ages 8(ish) through adult. 

This is such a a wonderful project for everyone involved! The artists have an opportunity to utilize and practice their art skills while completing a global service project that benefits children their ages in third world countries.  They learn to capture a likeness and other portraiture skills, while working with soft pastels, colored pencil, graphite, watercolor pencils, and watercolors.  

In the posts shown below, you can view all of the portraits we completed for the Memory Project. Enjoy!

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