One Man painting 5500 Shelter Dogs; using Art for Social Change!
Mark Barone and Marina Dervan, have taken extraordinary action, by creating the first Memorial-Museum of its kind in the world; which will exhibit 5500 Portraits of Shelter Dogs, raise $20 million dollars (100% to be donated to No-Kill Shelters/Rescues). Upon completion, the Exhibit will be half the size of the Sistine Chapel, and will be permanently housed to produce forever funds for shelter animals.
It will take Mark 2 years to paint, what we kill in 1 day!
Our Most recent press coverage: Oprah’s Magazine “O,” FOX, ABC, USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Broadway Barks, PET MD, Tails, The New Barker, Kentucky Living Magazine and... in a new National Geographic book.
“This idea was born out of our desire to adopt a Dog, but, instead of finding a Dog, we found out all the ways in which our archaic shelter system was killing approximately 5 million animals every year. It would have been much easier for us to just turn away and tell ourselves that we were powerless to do anything, and to simply carry on with our comfortable lives... but we couldn’t. We realized that the only ones who were actually powerless, were the Animals themselves, because they are completely dependent upon us to do the right thing. With the deepest empathy, we were moved to action, and are now making our voices matter by speaking up for them all.”
We believe that you're also purpose driven, and care about making a difference, and ask that you make your voice matter today, by donating to support this profound Project and its mission to save all healthy and adoptable shelter animals.
Warmth and gratitude,
Mark Barone and Marina Dervan