Please join us on Wednesday, February 10th at 6pm for a NestED talk with Liz Powers, the co-founder and Chief Happiness Spreader at ArtLifting, a business that empowers homeless and disabled artists.
Launched in 2013, ArtLifting helps disenfranchised artists sell their original paintings, art prints, and products. With such support, artists earn recurring income from each piece (artists keep 55% of the profit from each sale), and build their personal and professional confidence. Artlifting now works with almost 50 artists, and has helped five formerly homeless artists gain housing.
Powers is a serial social entrepreneur who has received multiple grants and awards for her work. She was awarded the “Unsung Heroine Award” in the Massachusetts State House and Mayor Walsh’s ONEin3 Award for the top impact by a young professional in Boston. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Edinburgh, Powers and her work have been featured on CBS, ABC, the Washington Post, Forbes, and the Boston Globe.
For more information, please contact Claudia Wessner at email@example.com.
NestED, the OWHL Makerspace’s speaker series, invites makers, educators, artists, and innovators to come speak at the Nest, demo their projects, and provide inspiration. All members of the Phillips Academy community – students, faculty, and staff – are invited to attend.