I’m thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a 2022 Grant Recipient for The Imagination Project; sponsored by Wacom with a strong network of local partners in Portland, OR.
The Clark County Juvenile Court recognizes the potential healing and restorative power of art.
My project envisions working with these court-involved youth to develop the underlying theme and imagery for the mural, teaching them about the details of the mural-making process, and then working with them side-by-side to paint the artwork together.
The resulting mural will be a lasting, tangible, positive accomplishment that they can be proud of, and the teamwork and artistic skills gleaned from the entire process will hopefully have a therapeutic impact on their lives moving forward.
A HUGE thank you to Blick Art Materials for generously donating a gift card to purchase the needed supplies for this project! As an artist, I have personally shopped at Blick (both online and in-store) for many years and they always have a fabulous selection of quality supplies at great prices. I encourage you to check them out for your next art supplies purchase!
I will be updating this page as my grant project of a Collaborative Mural with Court-Involved Youth progresses over the next 3 months. In the meantime, you can learn more here: