Painting Love: Revisiting the Women at Mujeres Nuevo Comienzo

This May, the In Relation artist team (Lindsay Carron, Courtney Branch, and Stan Parker) returns to Vicente Guerrero, Mexico for a third year to work with the women of Mujeres Nuevo Comienzo Women’s Association, a safe haven and rehabilitation center for women in abusive or troublesome situations. Since our first trip in 2012, the team has provided four permanent murals, nine portraits, several art classes, and three films in support of the organization and others in Vicente Guerrero.

Mujeres Nuevo Comienzo welcomes in women with abusive or troublesome pasts to a safe haven where they are provided with food, clothing, and a place to call home. They are taught literacy, life skills, receive training for jobs, and are helped in furthering their education so they can become productive and valued members of society. We support their mission through the sharing of creativity and hands-on, life-enhancing projects. During this visit, we will provide portrait sessions, art and movement workshops, collaborative mural painting, and build and plant garden beds. The Nuevo Comienzo community will benefit after our leave with gardens, permanent murals at their facility, art supply donations, and an uplifted and inspired atmosphere.

We will share the portraits and stories in our respective homes of California, Montana, and North Carolina. We are the foundation that these stories can fly from, serving as inspiration for countless women and children around the world.

Join us for a night of celebrating art and service at Gravlax and help kick off the journey!

– View and purchase artwork from our past journeys to Mexico and Kenya.
– Enjoy screenings of the short films made from past trips by Stan Parker and Art Lemus.
– Collaborate on a traveling mural that will be donated to New Beginnings.
– Enjoy appetizers and drinks by Gravlax.
– Live music, great community.

$15 Entrance
** Donations if you cannot make it are much appreciated! You can donate on the Eventbrite page ♥

Your donation will:

– Fund travel costs.
– Purchase mural paint and garden bed supplies.
– Contribute to art supply donations.
– Support a mission full of love and creativity!

♥ Come create with us ♥

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