3 Art Stories To Inspire You To Pursue Your Passions
Oscar Wilde said, "Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." After you watch these 3 stories you'll be inspired to pursue your passions!
1) Canstruction Chicago Is A Unique Food Charity Helping Those In Need
Canstruction is a unique food charity that holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, giant sized, structures made entirely out of canned food. After the structures are built and the winners declared the creations go on view to the general public as giant art exhibits. At the close of the competitions, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.
Launched in 1992, Canstruction has donated more than 17 million pounds of food to emergency feeding programs in the United States and Canada including pantries, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers. In 2016 alone, 11.5 million pounds of canned food was donated to those in need.
2) MetroCard Art Creates A Collage Of Colors In New York City
Amazing metrocard collages are made from cut up pieces of used and expired New York City subway tickets. Nina Boesch, a NY based interaction designer from Germany, has been creating collages from MetroCards® for over 10 years. Initially just for friends and family, and recently for a broader audience with exhibits in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Laguna Beach, California.
3) Cerealism Art
Cerealism is a photo series project by Arizona-based artist Ernie Button that looks at breakfast cereal in a whole new way.
Just as John C. Maxwell says, "The dreams and passions stored within hearts are powerful keys which can unlock a wealth of potential." We hope you're inspired to follow them.
Debbie Sardine had a revelation in 2006. The house-cleaning business owner had just wrapped up a phone consultation with a woman who said that she couldn't afford the service because she had so many bills from fighting cancer.
Rosie's Place is a community garden where homeless and at-risk women are flourishing. Founded in 1974 as the first women's shelter in the United States, Rosie's Place looks to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Rosie's Place has a plethora of workshops and opportunities that help women get back on their feet and teach them life skills.
The global refugee crisis is ever-present in the news these days, but the United States has received displaced peoples from all over the world for a long time now. The catering company we'll tell you about today found in this crisis the inspiration for its mission: to train and employ refugee women who are eager to establish new, fulfilling lives in their new homes.
Sometimes celebrities get a bad rap for being self-centered, but not these celebrities! These 3 celebrities are following their passions outside of the music, television, and film industries, and as a result, they're helping others!
BalletNext's search for innovation led the New York City-based company and its Artistic Director Michele Wiles to a first-of-its-kind production, a ballet called "Follin."
Since 2003, the ADA Foundation has offered an annual free program at New York City schools called Give Kids A Smile. The program, New York City Dental Society's largest community-focused event, unites dentists, orthodontists, dental staff, and other volunteers to provide screenings and oral health education to students, their parents, and teachers.
At the age of 24, Shilamida felt that she had found success: she was earning a six-figure income and had a nice boyfriend. But just 2 years, everything seemed to fall apart. Her relationship ended shortly before she discovered she was pregnant. Her father passed away from cancer and her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time; Shilamida found herself as a single mother and was living in poverty. This was rock bottom.
AJ Muss is just 23 years old, but his has been an eventful life so far. As an alpine snowboarder, AJ qualified for this year's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, competing for Team USA— but that's not the only reason we love his story. We've already seen a number of new young American stars be made on the mountain during these Olympic Games, including fellow snowboarders and gold medalists Chloe Kim and Red Gerard. When AJ competes in the Men's Parallel Giant Slalom beginning later this week, we hope to see him shine as brightly as his teammates have so far.