St Brendan School Girl Scout Troop 3245 took a trip to El Segundo last week to be part of a giant art project by Portraits of Hope to bring thousands of floating spheres to the lake in MacArthur Park this summer. Ten scouts accompanied troop leaders Monique Atkins and Deidra Hoye (and a number of parents) to help paint spheres – Portraits of Hope plans on floating some 7,000 of the spheres in August to bring new life to MacArthur Park.
For children and adults coping with serious health and physical conditions, Portrait of Hope projects serve as creative therapy, drawing them into making and painting physical art pieces that can be shared with the world. But with a project this big, POH is looking for help from all kinds of groups, corporations and individuals who want to help subsidize, or help paint, their project. Interested parties may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
POH projects across the country have included painting playgrounds and public spaces, a Goodyear blimp, life guard towers, the Beverly Hills oil derrick seen from Olympic Blvd. and even taxi cabs in New York City.