Organized by: Robert Williams
Event Name: ArtPrize 2016
My entry for ArtPrize seven involves a series of paintings portraying children and horses interacting for the mutual benefit of both creatures. Therapeutic Equestrian ranches have been shown to benefit special children who interact with horses. My friend, Whitney's, dream includes rescuing abused and abandoned horses and mini horses and use them for therapy of children with physical or emotional challenges and those who have been bullied or abused. Whitney and I have worked to educate and counsel children about bullying in local schools and would like to provide a summer camp for these children as well. The use of mini horses would allow us to bring horses to shut-in and hospitalized children. My exhibit could be customized for the venue to be as small as a single small painting or several 4ft.' x 8ft. panels. It could become an interactive display including one or two live mini horses. Fifty percent of any net proceeds won will by put in a trust for Whitney's dream.