Thank you for coming and painting for OPERAnauts’ opera music work in Congo!And, a special thanks to the artists! And, thanks to Diane Forer, teaching artist, for preparing such a joyful subject to paint – a musical scene in a Congolese village, and for creating such a wonderful event.

Here are some of the comments about the event:

My ultimate goal is to have each artist go home with a new appreciation of their talent and…a painting they might choose to hang! I think that happened at your party and so….I’m happy! ~ Diane Forer
Thanks for organizing it Joy. I had a great time. Wishing you and family a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. ~ Sanjana Raturi

I’m glad the painting party raised some finds for operanauts! It was a lot of fun. The amusing thing is that our son was so impressed with our paintings! He couldn’t believe we painted them! Happy New Year! ~ Sally and Mike Zarnstorff

The results are in – we received $450. With your generous donations, an in-kind donation, donated supplies and refreshments, 100% of this amount can go to help young musicians and choristers in Congo get the music scores they need to learn, and provide resources for teaching artists to hone their craft.

Thank you so much for your continuing support of OPERAnauts.

You are helping to solve the problem of the cycle of violence-poverty in Congo with music, note by note.