Help for Hurricane Harvey in Houston

From Wednesday, September 13th to Friday, September 15th, Paint Love will be in Houston to support local artists and volunteers who are currently serving families at the NRG Center shelter and to talk with artists about a longer term service strategy in the Houston area. 

Paint Love is looking to bring two projects to the families at NRG:

1.  The Portrait PartNer Project

This project was originally created by artist Joe Dreher. For the volunteers helping with the project and those interested in seeing how it works, check out this tutorial:

2.  Houston STrong MURAL

Norton Park Elementary Mural

Norton Park Elementary Mural

We want to support the creation of a mural to visually represent the strength of Houston and the amazing community that has gathered in and around this city during Hurricane Harvey. 

The mural will be created in a grid, like this one here at Norton Park.  We will get a designer to create a "Houston Strong" image and will divide it up into squares depending on how many people will be painting at the shelter. Because we don't know where the mural will eventually end up, we will hot glue the painted canvas panel squares onto plywood. 

How Can you help?

To cut down on transportation costs, most all of our supplies will need to be purchased in Houston. (If you have access to a truck and want to send supplies, contact us at julie@gopaintlove.org.) 

If you are interested in donating toward the purchase of supplies, please click on the donate button. 

Below are a list of items we will be purchasing and some of the current needs we have:

CURRENT NEEDS:

FOR THE TRIP:

  • Access to a rental car or truck in Houston between Wed. the 13th and Sat. the 16th
  • Volunteers at the NRG center on Wed. the 13th through Fri. the 15th from 6-9pm

FOR THE PORTRAITS:

  • Volunteers at the NRG center on Wed. the 13th through Fri. the 15th from 6-9pm
  • 13.5" x 17.5" frames like this one.
  • 11" x 14" Acetate Paper like this
  • Masking Tape
  • 11" x 14" Mixed Media Paper like this.
  • Paper Towels
  • Wet Wipes
  • Squeeze Bottle Paints like this

FOR THE MURAL:

  • Volunteers at the NRG center on Wed. the 13th through Fri. the 15th from 6-9pm
  • A designer for the "Houston Strong" mural image
  • 4' x 4' Tri-PLY (plywood) panels like this one. (amount of plywood depends on number of families served - we are waiting for a total count)
  • 6" x 6" canvas panels like this one. (We will need 64 panels for each sheet of plywood)
  • Painting supplies: paint, brushes, drop cloths, cups for water, extra water
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Extension cords
  • Any organization interested in taking ownership of the mural or completing the mural after Friday the 15th (if not completed)

VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in volunteering at the NRG Center with Paint Love, please click the link below to sign up and/or contact fmhelps.me@gmail.com. 

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