"Cool" by Marcel Mensah
"Cool" by Marcel Mensah
“Cool” is a limited edition set of 100 prints by Marcel Mensah. Sized to fit a standard 8” x 10” frame. The archival prints were created by Tiny Showcase and ship with corresponding certificates of authenticity. The archival artwork has been printed on a heavy 290gsm natural white print making paper made from 90% bamboo fibres and 10% cotton.
Available hand-framed in maple with archival mat and glass by Vermont's Joel Taplin of Taplin MFG. Framed artwork is archivally matted and hung with UV-protective glass. The hand-made frames are made from locally-milled wood with inlaid splines in each corner for added strength. Please allow three weeks for the completion of your custom, hand-made frame.
Marcel has chosen Direct Action for Rights and Equality as this week's charity. $250 from the sale of his artwork will be donated.
"Organizing our Providence communities for social, political, and economic justice since 1986.
Base Building: Building a powerful multi-ethnic and multi-racial base of members who can work together to seek and organize for solutions to community wide problems is the foundation of our work. Community members are welcome at DARE any day of the week to see an organizer to discuss any problems they might be having. Additionally, DARE members and leaders go out to the community to door-knock and bring people to DARE. You can join us the first Thursday and second Saturday of every month.
Direct Action Organizing: People who are affected by the problem work together to find a solution. At DARE that means that we build our campaigns from the ground up, seeking allies in policy and advocacy organizations and local government, but leading from a strong, clear, member led voice. And of course, it means that we don't wait for an invitation, but seek out opportunities to win community wide victories through Direct Action- finding the decision maker and demanding our solutions through actions, rallies and accountability sessions.
Leadership Development: We are a member led organization and are constantly finding opportunities to develop skills and experience to ensure that members can lead at every level of the organization. DARE offers members an opportunity to participate in the DARE Leadership Institute (DLI) 101 and 201, where members work together to develop their understanding of racism, sexism, classism and homophobia, to develop a power analysis of the root causes of problems communities of color face, and to develop their own skills as organizers, facilitators and leaders. From planning an action, to representing DARE at the State House, DARE members develop leadership by doing."
Meet the Artist: Marcel Mensah
"Marcel Mensah is a 19 Year old freelance artist obsessed with drawing everything from demons and skaters to dancing cats and samurais. When he is not doodling ghouls and goblins, he runs a clothing brand called LONER Skateboarding. Marcel's aspirations include; publishing full length books, owning 3 dogs and making art that inspires other people to explore/try new things."