CHI Participates in San Rafael Street Painting Festival!

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Just as every year for the past 5 years, CHI again sponsored a “canvass square” at the annual Street Painting Festival in San Rafael, CA – 2 miles from CHI’s Main office. The Festival benefits the Youth in Arts Foundation. Robin Braunfeld, our on-again, off-again CHI co-worker and friend, was in charge of the square. “As lead artist for the 3rdyear in a row it is fun coming up with something new, original and clever,” Robin said yesterday, his T-shirt and face smudged with colorful chalk. “This year I created a composite of 3 impressionist painters and titled it ‘Impressionist Soup.’ The three artists were van Gogh, Monet, and the lesser known female impressionist, Berthe Morisot. There were many compliments from passers-by, asking about the painting, about Cultural Homestay and our CHI mission. Today I feel tired and sore, but it was well worth it. Many CHI people either stopped by or assisted in the painting.”  

Marinella, Lenka's mother (Zorka), Tom's mother (Betka), Robin Braunfeld (the lead painter), Lilka, Lenka's father (Milan), Lenka, Lenka's daughter Jiya (10 mos.), Davora (Robin's S.O. and Tom's cousin).  Milan and Zorka arrived from Slovakia 3 hours before this picture was taken.
From Left to Right: Marinella (CHI Work & Travel Dpt.), Lenka's mother (Zorka), Tom's mother (Betka), Robin Braunfeld (the lead painter), Lilka, Lenka's father (Milan), Lenka, Lenka's daughter Jiya (10 mos.), and Davora (Robin's S.O.). Lenka is CHI's accountant. Her parents, Milan and Zorka, arrived from Slovakia just 3 hours before this picture was taken. Tom and Lilka are CHI co-founders.

 

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Thank you to all CHI painters and thank you, Robin!

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