After learning about the growing number of Ukrainian refugee children who have arrived in their school district, several youth artists from Bucks County joined together to create one collaborative painting, Sunflowers for Ukraine, to help raise funds for the refugees. Each student took turns painting a section of the sunflower art. Posters of their painting were created and sold, and the original painting was put on silent auction.
The project has been a great lesson in giving back for the young artists, and it is also fun for them to think about all the homes and businesses in their community that now have a poster of their artwork on display. Their art project has helped to raise over $2,135 in cash and gift cards so far. The need for funds is still there. Some posters are still left and available for purchase at Countryside Gallery, 2 South State St., Newtown. In alliance with the Newtown Rotary C.A.R.E.S. program, 100% of proceeds benefit the Ukrainian refugee students.