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Friday, November 3, 2017

DROWNING, by Paloma


~Drowning, by Paloma
From the Art Against Bullying Workshop & Popup Exhibit at Open Ground Studios in Monterey, California, October 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

NINTENDO, by Vanessa


~Nintendo, by Vanessa
From the Art Against Bullying Workshop & Popup Exhibit at Open Ground Studios in Monterey, California, October 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"CONTAMINATED" PLEASE OPEN GENTLY, by Jesebel


~"Contaminated" Please Open Gently, by Jesebel
From the Art Against Bullying Workshop & Popup Exhibit at Open Ground Studios in Monterey, California, October 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pieced Together, Community Art Installation


~Pieced Together, installation with puzzle pieces, 9′ x 14′, created in collaboration between artists Aaron Anderson, Denese Sanders, Paul Richmond, and community volunteers at Open Ground Studios

Pieced Together is a celebration of individuality and community.

By departing from the original intended purpose of the puzzle pieces in order to create large portraits of diverse community members, the artists had to look at each one and appreciate what it has to offer the new image, rather than simply plugging it into an assigned space. The symbolism of this process parallels the primary mission of the You Will Rise Project, empowering young people to overcome bullying, celebrate their individuality, and share their unique talents with the world. This community project would not have been possible without the help of everyone who contributed their time, talent, and creativity.




Saturday, July 15, 2017

YOU'RE BETTER THAN THIS, by May

~You're Better Than This, by May
"We all are great but when people bully they are feeling bad about themselves and they need to do something to feel better and that is where bullying comes in."