These last couple of weeks have been so busy at The Works in downtown Edmonton , Churchill Square. Terry and I carted about 30 paintings over to our purchased tent space where we spent 13 gruelling days in the sun and heat .
We met many many marginalized/homeless people who certainly could not afford to purchase original paintings. But the good news is that they really seemed to appreciate the chance to …well…appreciate art !
Thank God we sold enough art to pay for the booth ( and cover parking and dinners) but we certainly did not ‘make’ any money.
And to boot we ended up receiving a $75.00 parking ticket for the couple of minutes ( literally !) that we spent unloading the art on that first morning. UGH !
Well, the other night we were blessed to hear about a documentary called Nicky’s Family .
I know that it is corny to say this overused expression but all the same : this movie changed my life !
After watching what this young man did for the jewish children in Hitler’s era ( and so humbly and without a second thought to the outcome) and what the repercussions are all these years later I made a decision.
From now on : 100 % of the proceeds ( after costs) of any of our art sold will go to Charity Terry and I are in the process of choosing the charity that speaks to our heart .
We are also thinking of asking other artists to join us in this endeavour. ” Painting For The Poor “?
Sounds good, yes?