Painting – Momento Dada http://momentodada.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:15:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://momentodada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T222814.835-150x150.png Painting – Momento Dada http://momentodada.com/ 32 32 Singapore-based Alora is the country’s first certified carbon-neutral paint company https://momentodada.com/singapore-based-alora-is-the-countrys-first-certified-carbon-neutral-paint-company/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:05:37 +0000 https://momentodada.com/singapore-based-alora-is-the-countrys-first-certified-carbon-neutral-paint-company/ Alora Paints is that of Singapore first and only paint company to be certified carbon neutral by SCS Global, a leader in sustainability standards and third-party certification. The award recognizes Alora’s environmental and carbon offset commitments. Alora buys offsets from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and is configured to be a gold-level […]]]>
  • Alora Paints is that of Singapore first and only paint company to be certified carbon neutral by SCS Global, a leader in sustainability standards and third-party certification.

  • The award recognizes Alora’s environmental and carbon offset commitments.

  • Alora buys offsets from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and is configured to be a gold-level participant in the entity’s Climate Neutral Now initiative.

  • The company has also been awarded US Green Seal and Singapore Green Label status.

SINGAPORE, November 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Alora Paints is the first and only paint company in Singapore be certified carbon neutral by SCS Global, a leading third-party certification body with rigorous sustainability standards. To obtain the certification, Alora carried out a carbon footprint inventory covering scopes 1, 2 and 3 of the international greenhouse gas (GHG) protocol.

Alora Paints, the first carbon neutral certified paint company in Singapore

Alora manufactures its paints in a carbon neutral factory and invests in carbon offset projects through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The company will soon be recognized as a gold-level participant in the UNFCCC’s Climate Neutral Now campaign. Launched in 2015 by the UNFCCC Secretariat, Climate Neutral Now encourages voluntary climate action by governments, businesses, organizations and individuals.

“To be named Carbon Neutral Certified and soon to be recognized as Climate Neutral Now Gold, Alora voluntarily assessed and offset its emissions in several categories, including power generation, industrial processing, wastewater and business travel. We are proud to proactively support a more sustainable world,” says Alora Paints Managing Director Adrian Kok.

Earlier this year, Alora achieved US Green Seal certification by adhering to strict performance standards and creating products that put human health and the environment first. The certification means that projects using Alora paints now qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points. Alora has also received Singapore Green Label (SGL) status from the Singapore Environment Council. The label is widely recognized by regional ministries, government agencies, procurement professionals and members of industry.

“Although Alora is a start-up paint company, we are fully committed to being environmentally responsible with our products and our carbon footprint. We know sustainability is important to homeowners, architects and applicators who purchase our paint. Alora’s environmental foundation demonstrates that we’re here for the long haul,” says Kok.

To learn more about Alora Paints, visit www.alorapints.com.

About Alora Paintings

As the first carbon neutral paint company based in Singapore, Alora Paints is committed to improving the world by improving the spaces where people live, work and play. The company makes selecting paints and supplies incredibly simple, with an online catalog that allows digital natives to shop directly from their mobile devices, anytime, anywhere. With premium, eco-friendly paints, reusable Swatch stickers, and DIY paint kits, Alora disrupts the traditional decorating process to make painting more affordable, eco-friendly, and beautifully done.

Alora incorporates environmental sustainability into all of its business practices, from paint manufacturing to packaging and distribution. Carefully formulated with the health of the planet in mind, Alora paints are environmentally friendly, odorless and nearly free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The company’s paints are more environmentally friendly than traditional formulas, and they’re also safer for everyone. For more information, please www.alorapaints.com and follow Alora on Instagram (@alorapaints) and Facebook (@Alora Paints SG).

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Local painter Danielle Muzina discusses her work and exhibits at PSAD https://momentodada.com/local-painter-danielle-muzina-discusses-her-work-and-exhibits-at-psad/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:50:34 +0000 https://momentodada.com/local-painter-danielle-muzina-discusses-her-work-and-exhibits-at-psad/ Danielle Muzina’s paintings focus on the intersection of genre with layered and ever-changing relationships with place. Through her paintings, she creates a fluid house, a fragmented whole that is open to both embracing literal and metaphorical patterns and endlessly shattering them. Muzina talks to Austin Carter about his artistic process and the upcoming exhibition and […]]]>

Danielle Muzina’s paintings focus on the intersection of genre with layered and ever-changing relationships with place. Through her paintings, she creates a fluid house, a fragmented whole that is open to both embracing literal and metaphorical patterns and endlessly shattering them. Muzina talks to Austin Carter about his artistic process and the upcoming exhibition and artist talk at the Paducah School of Art and Design.

In her most recent exhibition, Muzina has created “a series of paintings that envision heightened parallel worlds in which the sky and surroundings change to pink or magenta tones, patterns pervade the air. Women and non-binary figures in paintings reckon with personal and community crises and ward off agency and collaboration in the midst of crisis and uncertainty.”

“Paintings in which women grapple with these imminent potential threats, or at least changes that may or may not be positive, are in a way metaphors for all the uncertainty we face in our contemporary world charged with this moment,” Muzina continues. “My paintings also ask questions about performance and gendered trauma, relationships, experiences of safety – the apocalyptic setting of the paintings gives me the freedom to ask more intense questions about survival in this series in general.”

Another Muzina collection, “Pink Apocalypse,” first launched in 2019 after Dr. Blasey-Ford testified, Muzina explains. “Since then, I’ve been giving myself more permission to explore those things. But even some of the things that were on the ballot in Kentucky this year — there are more and more subtle and intense issues that women face in our political atmosphere right now that I’m reacting to in the work. I feel more and more emboldened to address these issues in the work over time.

Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has also shaped Muzina’s art. “The work I was doing before the pandemic focused on home and domestic settings, gender performance, but more specifically on myself and my immediate family. When the pandemic hit, I started to see the home as the place with which our families and our home interfaced with the greater community.”

“During the pandemic, these painted figures began to walk the precipice of the boundary between our homes and our communities and neighborhoods. Because then we thought even more about how our actions and behaviors affect others and how things in our environment affect our I have moved from working more inwardly to thinking about how myself, my family and loved ones interact with the larger issues facing our world and immediate neighborhoods are faced.

Many of Muzina’s works feature layered imagery, which she says refers to the layered natures of our senses of self. “When we are in one space, we are also mentally in other spaces. Past things that have happened to us or memories or repeated connotations or rituals that we have in that space somehow haunt our experiences of the present. “

“Often my paintings are intertwined with where we are. We also carry our past with us or how we feel in a space. It may not look exactly like that space we are currently sitting in. , but we still feel those people, those moments, or those pressures that exist in that space,” says Muzina.

Daniella Muzina will give an artist talk at the Paducah School of Art and Design on Thursday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. “Half will be in lecture format and the other half will be a gallery tour. I will go over some of my contemporary and art historical references.”

Muzina says these references include poetry, pop culture, the history of lobotomy on women, stigmata phenomena, and religious paintings. The walkthrough serves to “contextualize my work with other things, giving people deep insight into my thought process and creative process,” Muzina concludes.

For more information about Danielle Muzina and her work, visit her website.

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Voting underway for PennDOT Paint the Plow program in Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties https://momentodada.com/voting-underway-for-penndot-paint-the-plow-program-in-forest-mercer-venango-and-warren-counties/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:34:50 +0000 https://momentodada.com/voting-underway-for-penndot-paint-the-plow-program-in-forest-mercer-venango-and-warren-counties/ OIL CITY, Pennsylvania. (WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 1, invites the public to vote on 11 plows decorated by regional high school students as part of the annual Paint the Plow program. Paint the Plow is a statewide outreach program to promote winter driving safety and foster appreciation for high school arts […]]]>

OIL CITY, Pennsylvania. (WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 1, invites the public to vote on 11 plows decorated by regional high school students as part of the annual Paint the Plow program.

Paint the Plow is a statewide outreach program to promote winter driving safety and foster appreciation for high school arts programs and student creativity.

Earlier this year, PennDOT invited high school students in Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties to paint plow blades with the state’s “Lay the Device in the Snow and Ice” theme. The theme was chosen to draw attention to the need for drivers to give their full attention to driving and eliminate distractions, such as cell phones, especially during winter weather events.

Participants included teenagers from Farrell Area High School, Commodore Perry Jr.-Sr. High School, Mercer High School and West Middlesex High School, among others.

After a two-year break, the public is once again invited to vote for their favorite plow. This year, voting will be done through an online poll posted on the PennDOT website. Voters should click on the Paint the Plow icon to find the survey link.

The plow photo that receives the most votes between November 14 and 18 will be considered the “Fan Favorite”.

Schools and participants are encouraged to share the contest link to promote voting. PennDOT will post the photos to Facebook statewide and regionally; however, responses on social media will not count towards the vote total.

During the winter season, the blades will be used to maintain the roads in the region. In addition to the “Fan Favorite” award, blades are also eligible for the “Judges’ Pick” honor to be determined by PennDOT staff.

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Pierogi sale and painting raffle | Local announcements https://momentodada.com/pierogi-sale-and-painting-raffle-local-announcements/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:28:07 +0000 https://momentodada.com/pierogi-sale-and-painting-raffle-local-announcements/ HUDSON — St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 206 Union St., Hudson, is holding its homemade Pierogi sale from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 19. Varieties include stuffed potatoes and cheese and stuffed sauerkraut. Pierogis will be available both by advance order and at the door. Additionally, a 16 x 20 framed original painting, “Skating […]]]>

HUDSON — St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 206 Union St., Hudson, is holding its homemade Pierogi sale from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 19. Varieties include stuffed potatoes and cheese and stuffed sauerkraut. Pierogis will be available both by advance order and at the door.

Additionally, a 16 x 20 framed original painting, “Skating at Checkered Bridge”, by local artist Joseph Holodook will be raffled off on the day of the pierogi sale. Holodook is represented by Porterfield’s Fine Art and has been licensed extensively by Hallmark, Leanin’ Tree, Ravensburger, UNICEF and many more. His work is part of private and corporate collections. About this painting he says: “This image invites the viewer to enter a place far from fear and worry. A sense of community, family and friends coming together to brave the chills of winter, whether it’s a kid’s first time skating or a former pro showing off their prowess to the next generation. You may fall, but rest assured that there is someone to help you get back on your feet. Trusted old friends and new lovers gather here to close the distance between them. “

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American illustrator Gian Galang presents Israel Adesanya with an incredible painting featuring ‘The Last Stylebender’ and Alex Pereira https://momentodada.com/american-illustrator-gian-galang-presents-israel-adesanya-with-an-incredible-painting-featuring-the-last-stylebender-and-alex-pereira/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 06:17:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/american-illustrator-gian-galang-presents-israel-adesanya-with-an-incredible-painting-featuring-the-last-stylebender-and-alex-pereira/ Israel Adesanya received a pre-fight gift from American illustrator Gian Galang ahead of UFC 281. The second episode of UFC 281 Embedded opened with Galang presenting his artwork to the middleweight champion. Adesanya was thrilled to see his image portrayed in a comic book-inspired poster alongside his nemesis Alex Pereira. Galang specializes in martial arts […]]]>

Israel Adesanya received a pre-fight gift from American illustrator Gian Galang ahead of UFC 281.

The second episode of UFC 281 Embedded opened with Galang presenting his artwork to the middleweight champion. Adesanya was thrilled to see his image portrayed in a comic book-inspired poster alongside his nemesis Alex Pereira.

Galang specializes in martial arts and action sports designs. According to the illustrator, the painting was supposed to depict Adesanya as the hero and Pereira as the villain.

“The Last Stylebender” asked the artist if he could have the portrait, to which Galang replied that it was a gift for him. A delighted Adesanya promised to display the painting in his house and even asked Galang to sign it.

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Indeed, Adesanya’s clash against Pereira comes with stories worthy of a superhero movie. The middleweight champion will go on a quest to become the conquering hero as he attempts to defend his belt against the man who inflicted on him the most devastating loss of his combat sports career.

Adesanya fought Pereira twice during his professional kickboxing days. Their first game in 2016 ended in a narrow victory for the Brazilian. The following year, Adesanya appeared to be well on his way to avenging his loss, until the vaunted “Poatan” left hook found its mark on Adesanya’s chin, knocking him out.


Alex Pereira claims Israel Adesanya doesn’t want to fight him

Israel Adesanya has claimed his upcoming clash against Alex Pereira is the most important fight for his legacy. But if Pereira is to be believed, “The Last Stylebender” was only forced to fight by the UFC.

‘Poatan’ recently appeared on mma fightit is Trocação Franca podcast with Guilherme Cruz. During the interview, he claimed the champ was only pressured by the promotion into the fight. The middleweight title challenger said:

“He [Israel Adesanya] knows that I am not like the other guys he has fought with, otherwise the results would have been different the two times we fought… He knows that I am different, and I prove it. I show it in my three UFC fights. I’m being honest here. He doesn’t want this fight. Nobody wants. His team does not want it. His relatives do not want it because they know the risk. Is he good? Is he the champ? He is there because he did what he did. Everyone knows my potential and sees my evolution.”

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Climate activists stick their hands on paintings by Goya at the Prado Museum in Spain https://momentodada.com/climate-activists-stick-their-hands-on-paintings-by-goya-at-the-prado-museum-in-spain/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 10:04:26 +0000 https://momentodada.com/climate-activists-stick-their-hands-on-paintings-by-goya-at-the-prado-museum-in-spain/ Published on: 06/11/2022 – 11:04 On Saturday, two climate activists each stuck a hand to the frame of Spanish master Francisco Goya’s paintings in Madrid to protest inaction on global warming. The protest at the famous Prado Museum did not damage any paintings, but protesters scrawled “+1.5C” on the wall between the two artworks and […]]]>

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On Saturday, two climate activists each stuck a hand to the frame of Spanish master Francisco Goya’s paintings in Madrid to protest inaction on global warming.

The protest at the famous Prado Museum did not damage any paintings, but protesters scrawled “+1.5C” on the wall between the two artworks and the two were arrested, police said.

The United Nations warned last week that the world was far from the Paris Agreement target of capping warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Saturday’s stunt in Madrid was the latest increasingly daring move by climate activists to grab headlines, including throwing soup at paintings by Vincent van Gogh in London and Rome, and the mashed potatoes on a masterpiece by Claude Monet.

On Sunday, nearly 200 nations will kick off the latest climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to tame the terrifying juggernaut of global warming.

Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion uploaded a video showing the two activists each with one hand fixed to a painting before museum security intervened.

The band said the two works in question were “The Naked Maja” and “The Clothed Maja”.

The action was aimed at protesting against rising global temperatures which “will cause an unstable climate with serious consequences for the entire planet”, the group said.

Videos released by Extinction Rebellion show the two young women pulling glue from their clothes and sticking their hands to the picture frames before addressing other visitors to the museum.

Part of the crowd yells at the activists before security appears and asks those present to stop filming.

Spanish Culture Minister Miquel Iceta denounced the attack, writing on Twitter that it was an “act of vandalism” and that “no cause justifies attacking everyone’s heritage”. .


This is the latest in a series of protests by climate activists targeting famous works of art in European cities.

A group splashed pea soup on a Van Gogh masterpiece in Rome on Friday.

“The sower”, a painting from 1888 by the Dutch artist representing a peasant sowing his land under a dominant sun, was exhibited under glass and in good condition.

Four activists have been arrested, according to news reports.

Last Generation climate activists called their protest a “desperate and scientifically based cry that cannot be understood as mere vandalism”.

They warned that the protest would continue until more attention was paid to climate change.

Other actions have seen cake or mashed potatoes used in recent weeks.

They targeted masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” at the Louvre in Paris or Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague.

In October, the group Just Stop Oil threw tomato soup on van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” at the National Gallery in London.

All these paintings were covered with glass and were undamaged.

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Rockford mum raises epilepsy awareness by painting a fire hydrant https://momentodada.com/rockford-mum-raises-epilepsy-awareness-by-painting-a-fire-hydrant/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 22:18:11 +0000 https://momentodada.com/rockford-mum-raises-epilepsy-awareness-by-painting-a-fire-hydrant/ ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — November is “National Epilepsy Awareness Month,” so a local mom is raising awareness with a painted fire hydrant. One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. That’s why the artist behind the decorated fire hydrant said raising disease awareness is such an important mission. “They’re not taught there’s epilepsy […]]]>

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — November is “National Epilepsy Awareness Month,” so a local mom is raising awareness with a painted fire hydrant.

One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. That’s why the artist behind the decorated fire hydrant said raising disease awareness is such an important mission.

“They’re not taught there’s epilepsy there, you know, and it’s very upsetting,” said Jessica Angeli, who has epilepsy.

Angeli was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 4 years old. Now 31, she said it was easy to feel like she had no purpose after coping with the disease for so long.

“I couldn’t do normal things like the other kids, like I couldn’t swim by myself, I couldn’t go camping by myself, all that stuff,” Angeli said. “Just children, ordinary children have to do, I had nothing to do at all and it’s very sad, that’s why I’m crying.”

Stephanie King, a local mum, knows these challenges all too well. Her kid is an “epilepsy warrior,” which is why she painted a fire hydrant on Hawkins and Jarvis and Winnebago black and purple. Angeli was cheating or treating earlier this week when she came across the epileptic fire hydrant.

She said she was so happy to see the attention being given to the disorder she battles every day.

“I went to Facebook and thanked them because I don’t think epilepsy is getting the recognition it should,” Angeli said.

For King, the decorated fire hydrant was a good way to plead. She and Angeli want people to understand that everyone’s experience is different, so people should try not to judge.

“My hair is quite long and I’m at the point where my boyfriend has to help me with the back of my hair,” Angeli said. “Just to get out of the house, you pretty much depend on someone. I can’t even walk down the street because it’s too hot and I’m having fits.

Knowing what to do in the event of a seizure can save lives, according to King.

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20 colorful abstract paintings for fall decor 2022 https://momentodada.com/20-colorful-abstract-paintings-for-fall-decor-2022/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 10:11:52 +0000 https://momentodada.com/20-colorful-abstract-paintings-for-fall-decor-2022/ Fall art often reflects the outside world, which means it can be full of moody fall colors. If you want to change your interior, why not opt ​​for abstract paintings that present more vivid colors In place? It’s like dopaminergic dressing for your living room or bedroom, and the great thing about abstract art is […]]]>

Fall art often reflects the outside world, which means it can be full of moody fall colors. If you want to change your interior, why not opt ​​for abstract paintings that present more vivid colors In place? It’s like dopaminergic dressing for your living room or bedroom, and the great thing about abstract art is that it’s playful and fun and adds new life to any space without looking too serious. Keep reading for some ideas if you want to try your hand as well as illustrations of small enterprises that you can support.


Create an ombre effect by layering stripes of different colors and then focusing on blending them together. Be careful when blending as you want the colors to blend into each other instead of all blending together.

Choose a color palette that features your favorite colors or blends in with the rest of your decor. Distributing the colors all over the canvas will make the final product feel balanced, but you can also add a single stripe of other shades for something unexpected.

If you’re less of a freehand painter, painter’s tape means your abstract painting can be a kind of controlled chaos. You can layer different shades and textures for multi-dimensional painting – just make sure the paint is dry before adding the tape!

Using a paint knife, instead of a brush, to create vertical stripes creates a unique, textured 3D look. The gold leaf is just the icing on the cake.

Abstract art doesn’t have to be geometric! After creating your base, take your colors to create fun squiggles and crazy shapes on top for a lava lamp and galaxy look.

Use a paint spreader to mix multiple colors in one pass. You can use this technique as a base or to create patterns on an ordinary base. Don’t worry if it looks clean or not. The messier it is, the more unique it will look.

Water is your best friend if you want a completely one-of-a-kind abstract painting, knowing that every time you try this method you get something different! You only need one color of paint to achieve multiple shades, as the water will naturally lighten depending on which one you choose.

If you’ve never done an abstract painting before, this is a great technique to try. Add all kinds of strokes to your canvas in different shades and in all directions until you are happy with the finished product.

Did someone else create melted crayon art? Consider this the adult version. Besides your canvas and brush, the only other tool you need is a hair dryer to create that molten gold river look.

Adding highlights and shadows to your colors (as well as bending them instead of painting straight lines) will give your room movement it might not otherwise have.

Get some spreaders or painting knives and add super short strokes on top of each other to create something that is both messy and geometric. You can stick to the same few colors, do something ombre, or arrange your colors in an abstract order.

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Mondrian painting has hung upside down for 75 years, curator says https://momentodada.com/mondrian-painting-has-hung-upside-down-for-75-years-curator-says/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:17:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/mondrian-painting-has-hung-upside-down-for-75-years-curator-says/ AA work of art by Dutch geometric and abstract painter Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down for 75 years, according to a curator and art historian in Düsseldorf, Germany. The artwork, an intricate latticework interwoven with red, black, yellow and blue tapes called New York isuspended with the glued lines thickening at the bottom, […]]]>

AA work of art by Dutch geometric and abstract painter Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down for 75 years, according to a curator and art historian in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The artwork, an intricate latticework interwoven with red, black, yellow and blue tapes called New York isuspended with the glued lines thickening at the bottom, which are meant to be at the top and represent a simplified version of a horizon, said curator Susanne Meyer-Buser.

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“The grid thickening should be up high, like a dark sky,” Meyer-Buser told the Guardian. “Once I pointed it out to the other curators, we realized it was very obvious. I’m 100% sure the photo is the wrong way round.

A photograph of Mondrian’s workshop published in the magazine City and countryside in June 1944, shows the image sitting upright on an easel. A similar array called New York City by Mondrian which currently hangs in France also hangs with the thickening of the grid at the top, adding to the theory that the painting has hung upside down since its first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1945.

“Was it a mistake when someone took the work out of its box? Has anyone been negligent when the work was in transit? Meyer-Buser asked. “It’s impossible to say.”

Fixing the problem, however, is not possible, according to the curator, as it could ruin the artwork due to paint wear.

“Adhesive tapes are already extremely loose and hanging by a thread,” Meyer-Büser said. “If you were to flip it now, gravity would pull it in another direction. And that’s now part of the story of the work.

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The painting has been on display in the art collection of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf since 1980 and will be a central part of a new exhibition which opens this weekend. Mondrian is considered one of the greatest modern artists of the 20th century and is known for his contributions to modernism, minimalism, expressionism and abstract styles. He also dabbled in cubism.

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Paint for a Purpose raises grants for students https://momentodada.com/paint-for-a-purpose-raises-grants-for-students/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 20:02:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/paint-for-a-purpose-raises-grants-for-students/ A group of art lovers is raising money to help Portland students realize they can make a difference. “When people start seeing the artwork, they get inspired and they think it’s fun, then when they hear how it feels, then it’s like yeah, now I really want to buy it It’s the extra umf,” said […]]]>

A group of art lovers is raising money to help Portland students realize they can make a difference. “When people start seeing the artwork, they get inspired and they think it’s fun, then when they hear how it feels, then it’s like yeah, now I really want to buy it It’s the extra umf,” said Tina Edwards of Paint for a Purpose. Edwards is a former teacher and youth philanthropy grant writer who founded the organization in 2009. “Part of it was the funding grants for kids, but it was also to have a community of painters who could make a difference and we have great camaraderie and teamwork going on,” Edwards said. Up to 17 members come together a times a week, in person or virtually to create artwork that, by selling, helps fund student-initiated community service projects.Each year, the group solicits ideas from children of all ages of the Portland School District, then awards more than a dozen grants of up to $500. world and when you start hearing what kids want to do to make this world a better place, you have hope,” Edwards said. buying ng school equipment, building community gardens and repairing neighborhood playgrounds. They awarded nearly $4,500 to the students. “Adults believing in kids by giving them money is a powerful statement and it’s always been part of why I love doing this. We believe in their idea,” Edwards said. They tout their artwork as whimsical, mostly colorful lobsters, fish, and garden polls. Most of the artwork is sold on the band’s website, PaintingforaPurpose.net.

A group of art lovers is raising money to help Portland students realize they can make a difference.

“When people start seeing the artwork, they get inspired and they think it’s fun, then when they hear what it’s for, then it’s like, now I really want to buy it. It’s the extra umf,” said Tina Edwards of Paint for a Purpose.

Edwards is a former teacher and youth philanthropic grant writer who founded the organization in 2009.

“Part of that was funding grants for kids, but it was also to have a community of painters who could make a difference and we have great camaraderie and teamwork,” Edwards said.

Up to 17 members meet once a week, in person or virtually to create artwork that, by selling, helps fund student-initiated community service projects.

Each year, the group solicits ideas from children of all ages in the Portland School District and then awards more than a dozen grants of up to $500.

“They have some really wonderful ideas and you know you can be very disillusioned in this world and when you start hearing what kids want to do to make this world a better place, you have hope,” Edwards said.

Over the years, Painting for a Purpose has awarded over 100 grants that have contributed to a variety of projects, including purchasing school equipment, building community gardens, and repairing neighborhood playgrounds.

They awarded nearly $4,500 to the students.

“Supporting students with these service programs is really important, so it’s not just the schools but it’s the community as well,” said Jen Lapham.

“Adults believing in kids by giving them money is a powerful statement and it’s always been part of why I like doing this. We believe in their idea,” Edwards said.

They feature their artwork as whimsical, mostly colorful lobsters, fish, and garden polls.

Most of the works are sold on the group’s website, PaintingforaPurpose.net.

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