Saturday, February 11, 2012
Generous Donation By Artist Grace Ashruf
Local artist Grace Ashruf held a succesfull one-woman Art Exhibition 'Destination' in October last year for two weeks in the old Toyota Building (sponsored by Garage Cordia) at the LG Smith Blvd 114, with a collection of 30 large paintings. Many of these artworks went to local and international collectors of contemporary art.
Grace generously promised again to donate a percentage of sales, this time to Children's home Casa Cuna in Aruba. Recently, Corina Linssen, Director of the home, accepted a generous check from the artist in presence of Astrid Muller. Casa Cuna surprised the artist Grace Ashruf with a beautiful thank you painting, created with colorfull prints of the little hands and feet of all the children residing in Casa Cuna. In 2009 Grace donated in the same way part of her proceeds to Kinderhuis Imeldahof. One of her art collectors added an extra amount to the donation, Just like in 2009,
Casa Cuna Progreso Foundation is a children’s home society and was founded on April the 4th 1957. (The foundation has an important place within the Aruban Community)
Children between 0-8 years old, residing in Aruba and that are subject to the inclusion criteria of Casa Cuna Progreso are cared for and supervised. The assistance that Casa Cuna Progreso offers focuses merely on children who are in a difficult parenting situation. With difficult parenting situation is meant that there could be a crisis situation in the family, educational or emotional neglect, abuse, behavioral or emotional problems.
*******Contact information Artiest Grace Ashruf:
Cel phone: 5042614
Contact information Casa Cuna:
Fax: 00297- 5853010