Beauty Will Save the World

Art has been a constant passion and reoccurring calling in my life. I have finally found the courage to pursue it single-heartedly and have discovered, what I really knew all along...this is what I was created for and there is a desperate need in our culture for real, authentic beauty, especially in art. My mission right now is clear: to obtain the training that will bring my skills to a higher level of mastery. 

In order to afford my second year, in a three year program at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence Italy, I need financial support. Federal aid is not available for this school. Classes start this October 2019. https://www.florenceacademyofart.com/ 

I believe painting is a form of art that is capable of providing an experience of the beauty that will save the world and has been saving the world throughout the ages. I have a passionate love for this visual language and I also know the power it has to deliver people from the chaos of our current culture and reaffirm the sanctity of life.

We are constantly being formed by the images we take in each day. The possibility of future generations to be formed by the true, authentic beauty that saves, I believe hinges upon the creation of masterful works of art and artists who are able to pass on these fundamental skills of drawing and painting to others.  

Please consider donating to this cause, which is larger than me and will continue long after I am gone.

"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."
-Michelangelo


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Further Details:

This is an Intensive Drawing/Painting Program, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday, some evening sessions until 7:00pm. The school year starts October 1, 2019 and runs through June 2020.

See the "updates tab" for examples of my work. If you have any questions please send me a message. 


Background:

2008 Graduate Franciscan University
2011-2013 Studied at Ingbretson Studio http://studio.ingbretson.com/pingbretson.htm 
2009-2018 Coordinator of Youth Ministry at various parishes in the Cleveland Diocese
2017-Studied at Walton Avenue Atelier https://waltonave.com/about/ 
(Please contact Adrian if you are looking for drawing and painting instruction at an atelier in Cleveland) 

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Marya & Rob Reynolds 
    • $1,000 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer

Sarah Liptak 
Organizer
Cleveland, OH
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