Install view of "Untitled (Blot)", 2014 painting in 2018 exhibit at Rennie Museum
Kerry James Marshall Luxury Cashmere Scarf (Fundraiser for Artists In Residence Studio Program)
The painterly collision of colours on this exquisite scarf features Kerry James Marshall’s painting "Untitled (Blot)", 2014. Rendered in 100% fine cashmere, the colors salute the Pan African flag and evoke the texture and pattern of the imposing painting.
The image of "Untitled (Blot)", 2014, is used with the generous permission of Kerry James Marshall for the support of Artist in Residence Studio Program (AIRS), a non-profit Vancouver-based initiative operating in partnership with the Vancouver School Board to reclaim spaces for the visual arts within the public elementary schools. Rennie Foundation is underwriting costs to ensure proceeds from every sale goes directly to AIRS to create dedicated art studio spaces in elementary schools with socio-economic disadvantage and facilitate a local, professional artist-in-residence to work alongside teachers and provide meaningful hands-on visual arts engagements for children. https://airsprogram.org/
“The ‘Art room’ is one of the few creative safe spaces left where a child cannot be judged or be wrong, especially today where the pressure of “perfection” is demanded in our technological world. The Art room is a place where a papier-mâché bird can have three legs and one eye, or where the sun can set in the east." - Bob Rennie
Your purchase of this scarf supports equitable access to the transformative power of the arts in the children's learning and for their lives. Wear the scarf with joy, in the knowledge that you have helped to bring art to kids who otherwise would not have had access.