Local Non-Profits Featured in Art Exhibit

BY: Alice French, Menokin Education and Outreach

Vanitra Moran and Menokin Education and Outreach coordinator, Alice French, pose with the installed banner.
Vanitra Moran and Menokin Education and Outreach coordinator, Alice French, pose with the installed banner.

A new art exhibit was revealed on Friday, June 17th in Richmond County. VilDon Edutainment organized the installation at the Warsaw Main Street Park to acknowledge the many non-profits in Richmond County and celebrate their missions in our community.

VilDon owners Vesa Alejandro and DJ Jackson created this educational non-profit program to promote the arts and education with youth in our region.

Each organization worked with volunteers to create a pictorial image of their mission to be painted on the banners.  Art teacher Jacy Atkins of Essex Intermediate School worked with two 8th graders to create the Menokin sign. The artists, Avery Chapman and Vanitra Moran, collaborated on the design and painting.

Art teacher Jacy Atkins (center) poses with Vanitra Moran (left) and Avery Chapman (right) with the finished painting.
Art teacher Jacy Atkins (center) poses with Vanitra Moran (left) and Avery Chapman (right) with the finished painting.

This beautiful pieces represents the Menokin Foundation’s commitment to preserving our cultural heritage and our environmental heritage within our community.  We are thrilled to have such talented students represent us.

The image captures all of the wonderful details that make Menokin a special place.
The image captures all of the wonderful details that make Menokin a special place.

Additional participating non-profits included Northern Neck Food Bank, Rappahannock Community College, Richmond County Musuem, Richmond County Public Library, 4-H, Rotary Club, SBDC, VilDon Edutainment, Warsaw Richmond County Main Street Program, Warsaw Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, and the Wildlife Refuge Center.

Be sure to visit the Warsaw Main Street Park and see all of the beautiful banners!

 

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