Riverviews invites you to a special event with FlorentinaSong. We will be screening two short films about Florentina, a young artist with special needs, and her passion for creating art. Following the films, there will be a reading of What’s a Bafoodle by Florentina’s mother, Andrea M Clarke.
Both the screenings and reading will be in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater, doors will open at 3:30pm with showtime at 4pm. This event is free and family friendly!
More on Florentina and Andrea:
Florentina is a savant artist with special needs who found her voice through art and music.Creating her art and listening to her favorite bands provides an outlet for Florentina to overcome discrimination and her personal challenges while staying true to who she is. Florentina was born in 1997 on a train in Romania, and lived her first 3 1/2 years in an orphanage.
A self-taught artist, inspiration comes from how she experiences the world around her. Florentina’s trademark styles are bright, bold, animated, realism, lyrical and abstract which include her MyKids Friends that inspired the “MyKids Unite©” Team who Celebrate Friendships for All!
Known for her empathic intuitive spirit, sense of humor, non-conformist artist soul and pure love of life; she will move from painting with acrylics to creating intricate colorful “mathematical” abstracts with a computer paint program. http://FlorentinaSong.com
Andrea M Clarke is a writer, producer, creative director and revolutionary with a firm belief in everyone’s right to be free and live happily and in peace within their (healthy) communities without fear of reprisals or discrimination. Andrea happily left corporate America to focus on developing projects that uplift the human spirit and bring people together through the arts.
Inspired by her daughter Florentina and her ability to overcome discrimination through forgiveness and love, she founded the Oneness Through Art Movement to honor all who march to the beat of their own drum. http://CherryLaneCreative.com