VM Art Gallery is proud to announce ‘Paint For a Cause,’ a collaboration with Paint with Rukaiya by Rukaiya Karim to host a fundraiser show for Special Olympics, a non profit organization accredited by Special Olympics International which works towards transforming the lives of people with intellectual disability through the ‘Power of Sports.’ The exhibition will open on March 4th, 2021 and continue until March 13th, 2021 at VM Art Gallery.
Spearheaded by Ronak Lakhani, the mission of Special Olympics Pakistan is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
This fundraiser show will feature artworks for sale from donors, as well as art works for sale by young students from Paint with Rukaiya by Rukaiya Karim.
Rukaiya Karim has been teaching art to children (ages 5 - 12) for almost two years. Her classes are focused on teaching students about both international artists and Pakistani artists ranging in various forms and styles of art. The children are first given an introduction to the artists, their background and their style of work which forms the inspiration for the young artists to create their own work. VM Art Gallery is happy to display the works of these young artists and to encourage their pursuit of the arts!