Wednesday, May 19, 2010

peaceful homes let children soar!

Remember that painting I did that I said I would tell you about later?

It was for ATASK, an amazing group that focuses on helping Asian families and individuals who are victims or potential victims of domestic violence. They were looking for an image to support their outreach and prevention message of "Peaceful Homes Let Children Soar." I was privileged to be ask to create it and I tried honor their organization by incorporating elements of their logo of butterflies and cranes into the painting.

And, at the ATASK Longwood Symphony Orchestra Benefit Concert....
I'm onstage!!

Luckily, not playing any of the music (phew!). ATASK used my painting to make a poster to give to the first 100 donors at the concert. I was truly proud that image I created encouraged giving to such an great cause. I was there to present Dr. Howard Koh, US Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (pretty impressive, huh?) a framed copy of the poster.
I felt a bit out of my element, but we're hoping he hangs it in his office to help raise awareness of ATASK's mission. Hey, maybe President Obama will see it and want one for his daughters!

7 comments:

jama said...

Wow! What a beautiful painting, Grace! You continue to amaze me. And you look very cool on stage :).

jimjay said...

Grace, Love your painting. We have a Children's Illustrated Art Museum near St.Louis, and would love to show this poster and help spread the message. Our website
STLCIAM.org
jajohnston@stlciam.org

janet wong said...

Lovely, Grace--and I think you should send a second framed poster to Howard Koh for him to give to the Obama family!

Andrea and/or Jeff said...

Oh yes, Janet has a great idea! Beautiful painting Grace!
-Andrea

Sarah said...

It's beautiful! So special.

betsy said...

Grace, this is one of my favorite paintings of yours, and I love it even more now that I know the story behind it. Is there any chance you will be selling more posters or was it a special limited edition project for the first 100 donors? I love the words and the artwork so much. Beautiful work.

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm not sure if ATASK is going to have image available for purchase for the public, but I'll ask and let you know!