Crowdfunding Corner: June 2015
The Fogo Island Painting Project — M’Liz Keefe A’85
Help fund a series of 13 large scale paintings of the historic fishing communities of Fogo Island, Newfoundland! This summer, beginning in July, Ms. Keefe will begin an extensive project of 13 large-scale paintings. Each oil painting will be 72 inches x 72 inches square (approx. 183 cm x 183 cm), on stretched canvas. Each painting will represent one of the 11 historic fishing communities on Fogo Island, a painting of nearby Change Island and one of Little Fogo Islands (abandoned through resettlement in the mid-20th century). All of these communities (except for Little Fogo Islands) are still thriving into the 21st century even after their 300-year-old tradition of cod fishing was devastated by the Cod Moratorium of the 1990s.
For more information and to contribute to the fundraising campaign, please visit The Fogo Island Painting Project on Indiegogo.