I’m seeking some help in raising $500 to frame some beautiful art that has been donated to the new Mansion Memory Care Center, whose walls are bare.
I saw Tuesday that the new Activity Center in the facility – dedicated to the Army Of Good – has bare walls in need of some color and light. In a sense, these are our children, that’s how I feel about it, the residents and the refugees
America tends to hide its neediest and most vulnerable, we bring them into the light, and we bring the light to them.
The day after the dedication, I went to Bishop Maginn High School to visit the Silverstein Art Brigade, and I was quite shocked to see a folder of beautiful paintings by Sue Silverstein, the BMHG art teacher. Another small miracle.
She brought them in and offered them as a donation to put on the Activity Room walls and also on the walls of the 10 residents soon to move into the Memory Care Center, which adjoins the Mansion.
Several Mansion residents I know well will be among the first residents.
(If you can or wish to help, you can do it in two ways: via Paypal, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by check, Memory Wall Fund, c/o Jon Katz, P.O. Box 205, Cambridge, N.Y., 12816. Small donations matter, they make all the difference. Bigger ones are also sweet. Thanks.)
Please mark your contributions “Memory Walls.”
These paintings are just beautiful – Sue is an artists, and she says Red has inspired her to start painting again, so have the beautiful art supplies pouring into the school from the Amazon Wish List and individual donations.
Maria and I have been measuring and researching these gorgeous paintings – they are perfect for these walls – and we think it will cost about $500 to get them inexpensively but appropriately framed. Some of them are pretty big.
The Mansion, a Medicaid facility, doesn’t have any more money than Bishop Maginn High, a Catholic school in a poor urban neighborhood. So I’m asking for help in paying to order these frames.
Maria and I will assemble them (she used to work in a framing shop).
It looks like we need about $500 to order metal frames, matting and backing. There are about a dozen paintings, Blue and Paw Lway Shee have also offered to paint something for the memory care facility. Their portraits will be beautiful for the staff and residents to look at.
I appreciate the coming together of these two worlds, a focal point of the Army Of Good. We are all one, really.
I’ll post photos of the paintings when they are hung. I am very happy to see Sue painting again, her work is quite striking.