Elephant hunting is in the news again! Please stop referring to our elephants as trophies and leave them alone regardless what your Administration allows you to do. These creatures of beauty should be respected and be allowed to roam their lands.
by Marilyn Huerta
I remember hearing the story about retired USMC MSgt Rodney Buentello who sacrificed his life while saving the lives of two teenagers in June of 2016.
I am happy to have been asked to paint this mural and it will be presented to the Buentello family this upcoming Veteran’s Day weekend at the All-Star Vets Softball Tournament. The softball fundraiser will honor our heroes and donations will be used for a scholarship named after Rodney Buentello.
All Star Vets is taking Veterans to new heights and is connecting military and families through the transformative power of sports. Learn more about this amazing programs and how you can be a part of it or support it!
Going down memory lane with just “some” of the important creative community outreach projects I facilitated or co-facilitated with fellow artists, community colleagues and friends. Thanks to all of you who has been working with me on bringing so much art outreach to our communities! Check out this slideshow and see how much you’ve been a part of. These are just a few of the many projects we’ve completed. So much more work to do, to help others connect, communicate and cope! Life goes on…
This 2nd Annual art expo was another huge success! My artwork titled “Princess” was transformed into a promotional poster and not only did I participate as an artist but I also got to coordinate the live painting session with a beautiful model as our subject. Participants ranged in ages, experience, backgrounds and cultures. It was wonderful to work with such a diverse population. I look forward to being part of this again next year, if not sooner!
It was great hanging out with good ol’ friends and co-workers from The Upper Deck Company. We practically grew up as young adults in the 90’s. Real friendships never die.
Huge group of talented artists participated in this great exhibit!
A few of my artworks in the exhibit.
Photos from the live painting session.
I painted this acrylic piece last week when many thoughts were flooding my mind. Whether you are ProLife or ProChoice, we have to protect our children. Life is so precious and sometimes the world can be a scary place. Do what’s best for your children, fight for them and ensure they are your first priority. We know that it takes a “village to raise a child” but it first starts with you. Be the best you can be, lead by example and bring peace for our children.
Quotes from Bob Dylan’s lyrics
“It’s gettin’ dark too dark for me to see…I feel like I’m knockin’ on Heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knock in’ on heaven’s door…”
“Mama put my guns to the ground…I can’t shoot them anymore…”
“How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?…”
“The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.”
“Come mothers and fathers throughout the land and don’t criticize what you don’t understand.”
“The times, they are a-changin’…”
Acrylic, 20″x20″ canvas; Painted by Marilyn on Oct 27, 2016
In all that is going on in the world today, I hope we’ll find a way to love all regardless of our differences. Here’s to a new day…
Acrylic, 30″ x 24″ canvas
Old canvas completed and becomes new artwork…