I'm so excited to announce that i will be teaming up with Fairytales Presentation Society this year. What are we doing and who is Fairytales? For those who don't know, Fairytales is an LGBTQ FIlm Festival that takes place in May. They are a non-profit society and one of their mandates is building community. This is where i come in....
For the Grand Opening we have been working together to create an Art event based on Community Heroes. People that have contributed to the LGBTQ community in some way. The Fairytales Art event will consist of 12 portraits of each of thee heroes and will be shown at the Opening Gala, May 22nd.
As well as this opening Gala i will be using this event to launch my own project, Awesome People Movement. Portraits of people that are awesome. But not just awesomeness, my mission for this project is World Peace. Through my reading and learning and discovering i can prove that we can achieve world peace and that it is possible in our lifetime!
So i will be asking two things:
- whats your happy place?
- whats your purpose in life?
The combination of these two questions are what makes you awesome! And they're not as scary as they sound. Your purpose in life is built around your happy place. For real....it is that simple.
But the idea is that if we all know our purpose in life then we plant the seed within ourselves of world Peace. We live our lives on our own path of acceptance and purpose.
The other great thing about my Awesome People Movement is reciprocation. When we accept ourselves, we accept others. One of my beliefs is that Art should be accessible and affordable. So....if you decide to be part of the movement, i will interview you, asking the two questions, then head back to the studio and paint your portrait. You then receive the portrait for free. Awesome!!! You can further contribute to this exchange if you like by telling others or making a financial contribution on the website. But ive already contributed to my desire for World Peace and affordable accessible Art. So after that its up to you how you contribute to your dreams. The point is that we, as a global world contribute and exchange our purpose in life.
The opening Gala of Fairytales also holds a specialness for me as an artist. Not only will we have 12 portraits of these awesome people, 14" x 18", but im also doing 12 large portraits of each person, 36" x 48" for this event. These portraits will be up for sale with half the proceeds going to Fairytales and the other half going back into the Awesome People Movement.
I hope to see you at the event. May 22, Friday 6:pm - 12:00 Vine Styles, next to the Plaza Theatre in Kensington.