Tara Materials - Artist Canvas Donations
A few months ago, I told my friend, Elizabeth Benator, that I was going to volunteer in Rwanda. She wanted to help out and surprised me with a wonderful gift. She tapped into her relationship with Tara Materials, an artist canvas manufacturer, and was able to obtain a generous donation from the company.
Tara Materials has donated and shipped approximately 500 pieces of professional artist canvas to Rwanda. The canvases arrived this week and will be distributed to organizations in the area focusing on artistic development such as, Plan Rwanda's "Empowerment through Arts and Media" project, Gisimba Orphanage and the Ivuka Arts Studio, which is dedicated to discovering and nurturing young local talent as well as launching Rwandan contemporary art.