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ArtLifting thanks Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Memorial Day Weekend June 06, 2016 19:44 1 Comment

Elizabeth Belstraz, Allen Chamberland, Lori-Anne Fay, and Kitty Zen showed their original artwork in response to the Megacities: Asia exhibit during the Memorial Day Open House, which was the most highly attended day for the museum thus far in 2016.

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15 Gifts For Dad That Are Totally Better Than A Mug June 03, 2016 12:54

Don’t settle for a mug this year—surprise dad with a gift he’ll be proud to show off.

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The Road to the MFA: Elizabeth Belstraz Mixes Media & Experience for Memorial Day Event May 24, 2016 15:52

Elizabeth Belstraz is a lifelong artist and a graduate of The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She explains her process for creating artwork in response to the Megacities: Asia exhibit.

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Artists Make Global Statement at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston May 16, 2016 19:26 1 Comment

For ArtLifting’s artists, the opportunity to present commissioned artwork at the MFA is nothing short of a dream come true and an astounding opportunity.

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From Coping To Commission: Randy Nicholson Uses Self-Expression(ism) to Change His Life May 06, 2016 20:09

Randy Nicholson has only been painting for six years, and yet his evolution as an artist is astounding. First approaching art as therapy for his bipolar diagnosis, Randy’s expressions of color and form now hang in institutions such as Harvard University and the currently-open Leesa Dream Gallery in New York City. As part of National Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re presenting a visual retrospective of Randy’s work, featuring 12 of the artist’s expressionistic masterpieces.

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Artists Attend Star-Studded Opening at One-of-a-Kind Soho Gallery in NYC April 30, 2016 12:51 1 Comment

When two like minded companies come together, dreams come true, and that's just what happened on Wednesday, April 26 in Soho, NYC.

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Grace Goad's Art Finds Joy in the Abstract April 28, 2016 18:33 1 Comment

You learned about Grace Goad, an artist living with autism, and her mother, Leisa Hammett, in the first part of our artist spotlight. Now, learn more about Grace's art and what it brings to her life.

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Why ArtLifting? A Platform For Social Good Through Art & Opportunity April 26, 2016 12:40

Art serves as an invitation for interaction, communication, and understanding—as a way to combat stigmas and share talent with the world. Your purchase supports a platform for artists who are homeless or disabled to secure income and garner positivity from the celebration of their artwork. Join the movement. Buy art that counts.

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Abstract Art, Autism, and Beauty: An April Spotlight on Grace Goad and Leisa Hammett April 22, 2016 21:52 1 Comment

Grace Goad began experimenting with color and composition when she was four years old. By age six, she was exhibiting her art and sold her first piece just two years later. Her stunning artwork—a plethora of tints, tones, and hues that display a natural affinity for color combination and arrangement—is promoted by her staunchest advocate: Leisa Hammett, Grace’s mother.

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ArtLifting: A Vehicle for Empowerment, Positivity, and Change April 15, 2016 20:56 1 Comment

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Fine Lines and Fine Art in Black & White: A Journey Through Scott Benner's Iterative Creative Process April 13, 2016 15:17 6 Comments

Scott Benner began his relationship with art at a young age, doodling on graph paper left around the house by his father. After four decades of practice, patience, and perseverance, Scott decided to share his portfolio with ArtLifting. Now, he's providing insight into his creative process for all to see.

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ArtLifting Artist Inspires Harvard Undergrads to Create Art March 10, 2016 14:46 2 Comments

Leading an art class at a world-renowned university would have been the last thing Kitty Zen, an artist who has struggled with homelessness for most of her life, could have imagined. Last Friday, she guided 25 Harvard undergraduates through an oil painting class

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The Boston Celtics Join the #MakeYourWallsCount Movement and Lift Art in support of ArtLifting Artists Nationwide March 04, 2016 10:49

First the New England Patriots LIFTED ART and now our favorite guys in green, The Boston Celtics, joined the #MakeYourWallsCount movement!

This week, the players, coaches, and announcers of Boston’s beloved basketball team literally LIFTED ART to raise awareness of ArtLifting’s mission. Thru the sale of their artwork, ArtLifting empowers local artists struggling with homelessness or living with disabilities, helping them find housing and jobs.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 6 Laurie Kammer December 06, 2015 08:00

So, a little about the incredibly talented Laurie. After falling from a tree in 2011 and suffering from a T-10 spinal chord injury, Laurie Kammer has used art to get herself back on her feet.  She now works with the RiseUp Gallery, an adaptive art studio in Miami that provides art workshops for newly injured patients living with a variety of ailments. 

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