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Beautiful Lives Lost Portraits

$280 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 2 months
The Beautiful Lives Lost Portrait Project honors the 58 Las Vegas shooting victims who were invisible to the perpetrator but who we clearly see, recognize, remember and honor as victims of senseless violence.  The portraits will be gifted to the families of the Beautiful Lives Lost.


It is easy to feel powerless in the face of terrible news, but as artists, one thing we can do is make portraits of the individuals killed to show they are not just another statistic. There is powerful visual impact created by showing all of these people together; in addition to the message that people cared enough to volunteer their time and talents to honor their memories and share a loving gesture and bring some comfort to the families and loved-ones and their communities by showing that people care. Even people who don’t know them. 

     Why?  To Show that Love is Stronger than Hate. There is so much negativity/ugliness in this world. This project aims to spread beauty and Kindness. Kindness often begets kindness. We aim to continue this cycle rather than violence. 
 

    All funds raised will be used to cover costs associated with displaying the 58 portraits at The Art Institute of Portland show in July 2018, and getting each of them to the victims’ families at the completion of the show.
This will include, in order of priority:
-  Framing costs for the portraits
-  Shipping the portraits to each victim’s family
-  Publicity, set up, and show reception costs

All remaining funds will be donated to:
https://lasvegasvictimsfund.org/ 

For more info visit the Beautiful Lives Lost Portrait Project website at:  https://www.beautifulliveslostportraitproject.com/  

And on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/beautifulliveslost/

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  —  Margaret Mead
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$280 of $7,000 goal

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