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Painting for a Purpose Annual Auction Nov. 1!

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Painting for a Purpose Annual Auction Nov. 1!
Posted on 10/11/2018
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Portland Public Schools’ art teachers are among the local artists whose artwork will be auctioned off at the Painting for a Purpose 9th Annual Artful Auction on Thursday, Nov. 1. Some of the artists’ work will be in the form of colorful garden totems.

Proceeds from the auction, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at DiMillo’s On the Water in Portland, will go toward service learning grants for students in the Portland Public Schools.

There will be a live auction featuring the fanciful garden totems and original paintings by noted Maine artists. The silent auction will feature whimsical items for the home and garden. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Participating artists this year include PPS art teachers Allison Villani, Jill Irving and Diane Manzi, along with a couple of her students. Retired PPS teacher Jane Krasnow also will participate. Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana is slated to raffle off the first garden totem!

Painting For A Purpose celebrates the power of art to bring people together and the power of young people to improve their schools and communities. PFP does this by encouraging the civic engagement of young people and supporting them in putting their good ideas into action. PFP offers grants of up to $500 to K-12 students in the Portland Public Schools. All grants must be youth-led service learning grants and written by students.  

PFP’s other goal is to create a strong community of painters to share the camaraderie and fun of painting together and to have their painting serve a greater purpose. For more information, go to www.paintingforapurpose.net
Caren-Marie Michel painting

PHOTO CAPTION: The photo above is of a painting by Caren-Marie Michel to be offered in the auction. The photo was taken by Jay York.