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Shapleigh Students, Staff Create Memory Project Portraits

posted Jan 30, 2019, 11:47 AM by Seth Cole
Nineteen Shapleigh School staff members and three former Shapleigh students created a personalized portrait for a child from the Philippines as part of The Memory Project. The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites artists to help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, war, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents. Artists create these portraits to help children feel valued and important and to provide a special childhood memory in the future. 

Shapleigh artists were paired up with a child, who they received a photo of to use as inspiration for their portrait. They worked on their portraits after school and at home using drawing pencils, colored pencils, pastels and paint. The portraits are on their way to the children, who will receive them as gifts from the Shapleigh artists. 

Special thanks to the following staff and stuudents who worked on this very special project: Mrs. Bladen, Ms. Fickett, Ms. Le, Ms. Segedy, Mrs. Bertrand, Ms. Foster, Mrs. Fifield, Ms. Sebert, Mrs. Sweeney, Mrs. Page, Mrs. Plocinski, Mrs. Beach, Mrs. Sutherland, Mrs. Bigos, Mrs. Durgin, Mrs. Matty, Mrs. Pearl, Ms. Randall, Molly Randall, Mary Lombardi, Kiara Audette and Alexis Webb.