This year I participated in the Memory Project and the portraits were just delivered!
The Memory Project is an organization that works to bring art to orphanages:
Art students create portraits for youth around the world who’ve been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged
I participated in the project once in high school and was so excited to get to again this year. The reason I enjoy this particular outreach so much is because of things floating around the internet like:
Which is so mean and nasty. I may not be Vik Muniz (yet), but I do like to think that art can make a difference, even if it does start small. Yeah art may not save the whole world, but it could save small ones from feeling isolated or feeling worthless. Volunteering in a soup kitchen isn’t the only (or best) way to reach out and help people.
If you have a gift you should share it.