We are so very honored and excited to be sharing paintings and photographs from Durga Tree International's Bloom Program on the Walls of Menotomy through March. My dear friends Beth & Tim Tiger and Jess Hoertel, founded the Durga Tree International charity in order to "educate and economically empower survivors of Modern Slavery. Through sound business practices, creating economic platforms and educating survivors, Durga Tree supports programs which enable survivors to become thrivers, thereby increasing their chances of remaining outside of the slavery cycle, as well as
protecting their next generation."
The paintings are from a Service Immersion trip that Durga Tree International led in March of 2016 to one of their partner shelters in Guatamala City. All of the paintings are by women who live in the shelter and are victims of abuse, exploitation and Modern Slavery and were facilitated by art therapist Luis Alberto Torres. The pictures were taken by New Jersey High School students Samantha Alleva and Harrison Parette for a class project. The goal of the project was for both therapeutic self-expression and emotional exploration.
Please take a few minutes to look at the work the next time you're in the store.
Through the Lens of Liberty
We have been sharing the work of local artists on the
Walls of Menotomy for nearly six years!
We have loved all of the art work that local artists
have shared with us over those three years.
We've seen it all on the Walls: from Paul Marotta's Perfect Bokeh Photograpy, which started the whole thing off, to Kendra Dowd's quilts and Becky Small's Clocks to
Joa Stenning's Landscape Oils, among a host of other
Are you a local artist? We'd love to share our Walls with
you so you can share your work with our community.
Please shoot Mary an e-mail, or stop by
the store for a chat.
(We don't charge any fees or take any profit from
sales of your work.)
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