Coal Ridge raising money for global art project |

Coal Ridge raising money for global art project

Coal Ridge High School art students have spent the last several weeks making memories — not only for themselves, but for children they have never met, thousands of miles away in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Coal Ridge Arts night, the community can help CRHS art students bring smiles halfway around the globe.

The Coal Ridge art club is participating in The Memory Project, a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence and extreme poverty. The portraits help the children feel valued and important, and provides students the opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness.

CRHS drawing students received 25 photos of orphans from Jordan to draw. The Titan artists then created portraits of the children from their photos. They need to raise $15 per portrait to send the artwork back to the children in Jordan and to help fund the Memory Project.

The CRHS Pottery students have created plates influenced by one of the portraits. Plates are available for purchase at the CRHS arts night on Dec. 7, at Coal Ridge High School beginning at 6 p.m. Each plate set is $15 and the money will be used to sponsor a child’s portrait.

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