It's May! We'll be featuring the artwork from one of verynice's volunteers each month. The prompt was to pick a holiday(s) that inspire us to give back. This month we feature the work of Clarisa Valdez! Download our wallpaper and celebrate the spirit of giving back with us.
May Calendar features Mother's Day: All types of mothers!
Why I give back
I do pro bono work because I am continuously reminded by various local and global affairs how truly lucky I am to be in a position where I can make impact driven work.
I come from a Fine Art background, where the Arts has always come under scrutiny for it’s value. In my late college years, the Fine Art Department of my alma mater was threatened with elimination and I protested with my classmates (along with the local community) to fight for understanding of it's worth. While our battle ultimately ended in loss for the future of the institution, I'm proud I was able to obtain my Fine Arts degree and I'm proud of the contributions I'm able to make as a result. The Arts has always had the unique ability to contribute empathetically and that's something I consider paramount in my past, present and future practice.