#014 Spring Into Hope
Our “Spring Into Hope” community art exhibit adorned the walls of Vintage Home at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street in St. Helena between April 8 and June 3. Individual paintings of vibrant Sunflowers in yellows and blues served as an affirmation of our support for the people of Ukraine, and celebrated our return to in-person community artmaking events. Our twelfth Hundreds of Hands community art initiative brought together hundreds of people of all ages and abilities at our St. Helena studios for the first time in more than two years.
Community members created over 100 sunflower paintings in our art studios and at home, sharing personal and collective wishes of hope for those enduring strife, loss, and injustice in the Ukraine and around the world.
Welcoming, engaging, and connecting people is at the heart of everything we do at Nimbus Arts.
The power of art and its ability to bring people together contrasts so sharply with the disruption and loss in Ukraine. Spring Into Hope signified our support and hope for a return to peace and safety for all.
Thank you to Laura Rombauer and Vintage Home for the public display space, and to Walker Construction for their generous installation support of these murals. A special thanks to Tony Leonardini for setting up his mobile pizza kitchen at our final community art event and directing a portion of the revenue from sales to relief efforts in Ukraine.