Two of our very own Living Resources Arts Program Art Instructors had the opportunity to create some very beautiful and meaningful artwork on the front panels of the Pause Gallery in Troy, NY in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. These portraits have been on display for a couple weeks now and were on the path of the peaceful protest marching route in Troy, NY on Sunday, June 7th, 2020. Both of these employees have been with Living Resources for over 15 years and have made a great impact on so many people in our agency. The sentiment behind these paintings is more than just leading by example and letting their artwork make a statement, but they contributed to the community in a moving way.  More than 11,000 people showed up to support the BLM movement in Troy on Sunday, June 7, 2020. All 11,000+ people marched by the artwork created by two of our employees along with dozens of other paintings and artful statements on buildings in Troy.

Marcus Anderson painted the portrait of the woman with the purple background.  Bianca DiLella painted the portrait of the two little kids holding balloons.  Bianca’s daughter also got involved and painted the Black Lives Matter panel surrounded by hand prints of all colors.