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    Artist painting portraits of people who have died as a result of domestic violence!!

    Hello all! A friend of mine who is an artist has begun painting the portraits of people in her own state who have died of domestic violence. She plans on collaborating with artists from all 50 states and each year adding more portraits until she has a display of 5000 portraits. She is doing this to raise awareness of domestic violence. Now, sadly enough she's not a sleuther!! But I told her about this place and all the people on here.

    I'm not exactly sure where to post this but I'll start here. If you or someone you know has a friend or family member who has died of domestic violence PLEASE contact her on her Facebook page.

    Her page tells more about it and explains it better than I'm doing.

    Also, if you know of any artists who paint portraits have them contact her as well!

    This looks like a fantastic project and a positive way to raise the awareness on domestic violence!!

    https://www.facebook.com/TheBeautifulLifeProject?ref=hl

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    If you have any questions or can think of a better place on Websleuths to put this thread, please just PM me!

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    THANK YOU so much for the interest in this so far! I knew I could count on you Websleuthers!

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    In answer to your questions, the project requires that permission from the family of the person who has died be granted before the portrait can be painted. I hope that helps.

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    This article online ran this morning near where my friend lives. It helps more clearly explain the mission of this project.

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/news...olence-victims

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    IB, I found another article about her paintings.

    http://gfnews.theclassifiedsplus.com...olence-victims
    Photos from various cases (click on left-column names on the main photobucket page...they are in alphabetical order) http://s296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/crankycrankerson/

    "LIKE" CCA: Crankycrankerson Case Archives on facebook, and please share the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CCA-C...479258?sk=wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaReckonwith View Post
    IB, I found another article about her paintings.

    http://gfnews.theclassifiedsplus.com...olence-victims
    Thank you so much Amanda!! I will be sure to pass this information on.

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    Apparently the link to the Grand Forks Herald article is broken so just disregard it.

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    Attachment 70587

    This photo is from the news article on my friend, while she paints one of the portraits.


    http://www.grandforksherald.com/news...l-life-project

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    If you have a loved one or friend who died as a result of domestic violence PLEASE contact me on here so I can relay the information to her and give her the honor of painting a Beautiful Life portrait of that person.

    May their memory be blessed.


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    Hello! I'm just keeping this active. I support this worthy cause.

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    Worthy but futile, but it doe's garner alot of attention for the artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    Worthy but futile, but it doe's garner alot of attention for the artist.
    The artist(s) (there are more than one) paint for free.

    They get nothing from this.


    This art project is in the process of doing paperwork as a nonprofit, so the only gain from this is raising awareness of domestic violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    Worthy but futile, but it doe's garner alot of attention for the artist.
    What a strange comment. Seems to me the goal is to garner attention for victims and celebrate their lives even though they're gone, rather than focus on the pos who took their life----which is the person who usually gets the attention. And if the generous artist does get some attention---good for her!! Looks like quite an undertaking and I'm sure she could use some help!! What a wonderful project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco View Post
    What a strange comment. Seems to me the goal is to garner attention for victims and celebrate their lives even though they're gone, rather than focus on the pos who took their life----which is the person who usually gets the attention. And if the generous artist does get some attention---good for her!! Looks like quite an undertaking and I'm sure she could use some help!! What a wonderful project.
    Thank you, I will pass on to them your kind words.

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