Each year, Asheville School Art Instructor Casey Arbor partners with the Memory Project, a nonprofit that encourages students from across the world to paint personalized photos of children who live in refugee camps.
In Art I, each Asheville School student paints a portrait of a specific child that resembles a photograph sent by The Memory Project. When finished, the portraits are delivered to the children in the photos.
This year, Asheville School students painted portraits of children displaced from Syria. The Memory Project delivered the artwork and has made a video documenting children as they receive portraits through the project.