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Happy President’s Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the day off and reflecting on our nation’s history and how we can constantly improve, moving forward.ย In the words of President Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for youโ€”ask what you can do for your country.”

I asked myself that question last month, and decided that the condition of our civil rights is one of the more urgent issues at hand in politics today. One of the many reasons I decided to start my “I Have A Dream” charity campaign for Black History Month.

And now, I’m so honored to share with you, that The Lifestyle Republic has picked up my story, and featured me this month in a video interview that delves into my past as an artist, and gets right into the thick of the current charity campaign.

Please check it out if you have a moment ๐Ÿ™‚ :

TheLifestyleRepublic.com/content/5544

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today, and if you would like to participate in the “I Have A Dream” project, and donate to the ACLU to help preserve our civil rights (100% of the profits go to the ACLU), please get an art card of your very own, for just $5, here on eBay.

Thanks again and have a great week!

<3 Adesina

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Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day!

Every year on this day we reflect back on the life and the legacy of Dr. King: his mission to create equality and ease the suffering of those who are unfairly treated, because of their skin color, their gender, or their creed. Today more than ever his message is needed, and even though he is no longer with us, there are organizations that are fulfilling his Dream, one day at a time.

That’s why this year, in honor of Dr. King’s birthday, and to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the tribute I created in his honor:ย IHaveADream2013.com, I am donating 100% of the profits from all new sales of my I Have A Dream 2013 postcards, to civil rights non-profit, the Center for Community Change, for the next 30 days.

Since 1967, the Center hasย empowered low-income people, particularly in communities of color, to make change that improves their communities and the public policies that affect their lives. In short, they have worked to level the playing field, so that people from all walks of life, have a chance to succeed.

If you would like to contribute to their cause, and have a postcard of your own, please find out more hereยป.

In addition, here are two other charities which I urge you to check out; they are contributing to the cause of the Dreamers, and they can use all the help they can get:

Unitedwedream.org/
lc4daca.org/

Thank you so much for reading, and have a blessed day!

xo,

Adesina

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“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sending you all love on #MLKDAY

 

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Repost from Instagram: 70 square feet, 50 hours, + 2 gallons of paint = My Little Prince Nursery Mural is Done!!! So happy with how this one came out :). I was down to the wire on the last day; endless thanks to my best friend & fellow artistย Jessica Perillaย for coming in and helping me flesh out the background, and taking this picture of me when we finished at 3am(!). Already got great feedback from the client!

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Happy MLK Day! In memory of a great man, sharing my painting & our video tribute to his legacy: ย https://youtu.be/rLxFcPjERpwย . The past few years have seen a lot of racial violence and tensions; what do you think about how far we have or haven’t come since his I Have A Dream speech?

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Happy Earth Day! When I was 16 years old, I painted this watercolor, “Bleak Future” – to warn people of the blighted planet our children may inherit if we don’t take better care of our home. I’ve never sold prints of this piece as it is too personal, but I thought today I’d make an exception. For every $5 postcard purchased, $1 will go to World Wildlife and their important work. God bless & enjoy the day!

GET YOUR CARD HERE »

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I Have A Dream 2013 painting

Today we honor a man whose voice & vision carried a movement. It seems fitting to post my “I Have a Dream 2013” painting today. Thank you again to everyone who volunteered your voices and faces to this project – look at how beautiful we are when we come together! ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you Dr. King, for your inspiration & sacrifice. RIP.

Check out the full project (including the video!) at www.IHaveADream2013.com.

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Found this progress pic of one of my fave past pieces, “New Sight Blooms.” Took about 30 hours to paint this one; check out the others in the Rebirth Bottle Series here ยป

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Finally making postcards for my MLK tribute project participants ๐Ÿ™‚

57 people + 50 postcards = a lot of work, but so worth it — Thank You to everyone who was part of it and check out the art & video at www.IHaveADream2013.com

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Women’s History Month is upon us again, and to honor the achievement of woman, NoMAA is curating its annual “Women in the Heights” exhibition, where I have been chosen to debut the REVAMPED & FINAL version of my “I Have a Dream 2013” painting! The video will also be played at the show.

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Since the painting’s premiere during MLK’s “I Have A Dream” 50th anniversary last year, I put in another 15+ hours last month (added to the over 100 hours I had already spent) to make sure all 57 people finally have a portrait. This is the first time everyone will get to see the revised and completed piece, and I am so excited to be able to share this with you all at this amazing venue!

The exhibit is FREE to attend and opening night is next Wednesday, March 5, from 6 – 8 pm:

NoMAA Gallery
178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10040

Please RSVP to [email protected] and see more info here. There will also be an Artist Talk on March 19 at 6:30 pm where I will be speaking.ย I hope to see you all there!

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