100+ Things to Do This Summer - Read the Guide Today!

Get Summer Activities – Sent to You Weekly!

National Art Project for Teen Students Honors Women with Breast Cancer

National Art Project for Teen Students Honors Women with Breast Cancer

Through the “Pink Art Project,” an initiative by the One River School of Art + Design, teens create one-of-a-kind artwork to raise money for breast cancer charity BrightPink.org.

Early this fall, teens enrolled in art programs through One River School of Art + Design, the first national network of contemporary art schools, created original artwork honoring women with breast cancer. The initiative, called the "Pink Art Project," is a partnership between the art school and Chicago-based BrightPink, an organization dedicated to saving women's lives from breast and ovarian cancer.

“One of the best moments at One River is when we teach our students the value of ‘doing well by doing good,”  Matt Ross, One River founder and CEO, said in a statement. “Our students get to learn about the courage women have to command to deal with breast cancer and they get to honor them with an original work of art. It teaches the very basic lesson that art making can have an important message and you can have a voice that makes a difference via your art at a really young age.”

As part of the partnership, the One River School has selected artist Liz Luisada to make an original painting that will be celebrated through a limited edition print. The print is available at the One River School website and all net proceeds from sales will go to the charity. Various other items that benefit the BrightPink organization are available on the BrightPink website.

“When we can tie some real social value to our lessons, I know we are making a real difference with our students and our communities,” said Ross. “One of the best things of all is we are going to exhibit our students’ work in public places, so that this art project can have an even greater impact promoting breast cancer awareness.”

One River School of Art + Design currently operates eight school in five states, including schools throughout the metro New York area, Dallas, Chicago, and Portland, OR. One River hopes to expand their reach by opening a dozen new schools over the next twelve months.

Want more content like this?

More Parenting Articles:

Elisabeth Morrow Student Wins Prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal

Earlier this month Elisabeth Morrow School 7th-grader Shira Mandelzis won a prestigious 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal for her ph...

Latest News:

22 Role Models for Girls That Will Empower Your Kids

Here are 22 role models for girls that any kid can look to for inspiration and motivation.

Family Activities:

Field to Table Father's Day Brunch at Alstede Farms

Alstede Farms Jun. 20, 2021

Treat the special individual in your life to a Field to Table Brunch at Alstede Farms. Enjoy trac...

Have a Laugh:

Best Memes of the Week for Parents

Here are the funniest parenting memes from Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit this week.
Brigitt Earley

Author: Brigitt Earley is a freelance writer and editor based in NJ. She’s a new mom to a baby boy, runs an Instagram account full of the most delicious food she can find (@literallyallthefood), and loves to hate a good barre class. See More

Featured Listings:

Sachdev Family Orthodontics

Sachdev Family Orthodontics

Garnerville , We provide individualized braces and invisalign treatment for kids and adults. FREE consults, most insurances accepted, evening and Saturday hours a...

Coupé Theatre Studio

Coupé Theatre Studio

Full service dance studio in Rockland County. Instruction and performance opportunities for students ages 3 to adult. Classess in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz...

Palisades Climb Adventure

Palisades Climb Adventure

West Nyack, NY Get ready to experience the World’s tallest indoor ropes course standing 85 feet tall. Palisades Climb Adventure combines the thrill of challenge with...