Last Saturday night, Shloka and I, along with many friends and community members, braved the freezing temperatures, and painted by numbers at the Fluxx Gallery “Drawn” event. Together we completed the last of the four panels from the “Painting by Numbers Project” and it looks amazing!
I cannot say enough for how excellent the event turned out, many local organizations were tabling, artwork was being auctioned, and performances were given to raise funds for the Denim Day Tucson organization. Denim Day Tucson works year round to prevent all forms of sexual violence through prevention, education, and providing resources to the general public. “Denim Day” refers to an international day of action for rape prevention that takes place in April each year. This tradition began after a historic Italian court case in 1999, when a rape suspect was found ‘not guilty’ because his victim was wearing blue jeans at the time of the attack. You can read more about the court case and the international response here.
Needless to say, organizers of the “Drawn” event thought the “Painting by Numbers Project” would be an appropriate fit and kindly invited us to set up at the gallery’s entrance. We were honored to be a part of this effort and were happy to support the hard work of everyone at Denim Day Tucson and Fluxx Gallery with our participation. Once again, people were eager to paint; thank you so much to everyone who came out and lent a frozen hand!