Skip to content

The Free Portrait Project: Crown Heights Parade & Exhibition

Organized by: RUSTY ZIMMERMAN

RUSTY's Photo

THE STORY:

In the last year, Brooklyn Artist Rusty Zimmerman painted 200 four-hour oil-painted portraits from life of Crown Heights residents from all walks of life and recorded each person's oral history. A physical record in a digital age, we upend a tradition of portraiture reserved for a wealthy few by giving these paintings to people regardless of their ability to pay.  We connect neighbors across cultures by giving each person a community service assignment to be the change they'd like to see here and now. And in just 16 days on Sunday, September 25th, Crown Heights will parade all 200 people who've been painted, with marching bands to lead the way, to see ALL 200 portraits at the the museum. Thereafter, the original paintings will belong to the people who sat for them.

Now it's time to mount this exhibition and rock this parade.

BE A PART OF BROOKLYN’S HISTORY

In one year, a small Community Arts Initiative grew to national news coverage and packed audiences at the Brooklyn Museum- all while sustaining on contributions from local donors. Now, we need your help across the finish line by providing museum-quality framing, and to hear each voice through their portrait with live audio links. Your support is essential to create this historic and unprecedented interaction between Art and the public.

Thank you for making this dream real from the very beginning to the end.

To learn more, contact:

Rusty Zimmerman

Artist / Founder The Free Portrait Project: Crown Heights

Ph: 510-541-2501

email: wearecrownheights@gmail.com

$1,111

 

22% Raised of $5,000 Goal

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Susan Brenden

    $100

  • Noah Fowler

    $50

  • Osandi

    $25

  • Susan Shapiro

    $10

  • Carl G

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gregory Malcolm

    $50

  • Sonni Lloyd

    $25

  • Piper

    $50

  • Anya Glowa-Kollisch

    $50

  • Brian Cocuzzo

    $40

  • Elizabeth Gonzalez

    $50

  • Kati Duncan Cunningham

     

  • Danna Dennis

    $10

  • Raul Rothblatt

    $18

  • Arafat

    $50

  • Ben Plotkin

    $18

  • DeAnda Clements

    $50

  • Los Micek

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Vicky Rubin

    $25

  • Genny McA

    $50

  • Jon Stich and Genny McAuley

    $100

  • Deep Saving

    $20

  • Savannah and Jeffrey Sellman

    $100

  • Anna Parker

    $10

  • Ben Killen

    $50

  •  
  •  
  •  
Organized by

RUSTY ZIMMERMAN

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Ben Killen

Ben Killen

DONATION: $50

Best of luck! The project looks magnificent! 12 months ago

Anna Parker

Anna Parker

DONATION: $10

12 months ago

Savannah and Jeffrey Sellman

Savannah and Jeffrey Sellman

DONATION: $100

Tribute to Rusty's efforts to bring unity and mutual respect to the residents of the neighborhood 1 year ago

Deep Saving

Deep Saving

DONATION: $20

9/15/2016 #2 (catch up on week 9/4-9/10) – Why look so serious? j/k 1 year ago

Jon Stich and Genny McAuley

Jon Stich and Genny McAuley

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Genny McA

Genny McA

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Vicky Rubin

Vicky Rubin

DONATION: $25

Go Rusty! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Los Micek

Los Micek

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

DeAnda Clements

DeAnda Clements

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Report this page — Let Us Know if you think this page is breaking the law or the CrowdRise Terms