Most of us feel utterly powerless in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But, while buying a painting, a print, or NFT may not be at the forefront of your mind right now, some artists, auction houses, galleries, and online platforms are selling art, via various methods, to help the aid effort in Ukraine.



Manifest No War – This is a series of mixed media collage artwork using woven fabric patterns passed down from the Ukrainian people, money, and clippings from newspapers along with cast plastic sculptures created as a tribute to the people of Ukraine. Being strong in the face of adversity is, to say the least challenging. Many of the pieces evoke notions of freedom, solidarity, and resilience to help those affected by the war in Ukraine.

We stand for the same purpose: to send concrete help to people currently suffering due to the war in Ukraine.

Half of the funds collected will be donated to the association Vostok SOS, which supports the Ukrainian people by providing food, medical help, and tailored trauma support to victims of military aggression.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo)
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 461-2222

Opening Reception - June 4, 4-10pm

International Exhibition runs from June 4, through July 17, 2022

The NFT Collection will be released at auction the same day as the exhibition.



PERFECT

6 x 6 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, plastic sculpture, metallic ink on canvas.






HAPPY

6 x 6 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, plastic sculpture, metallic ink on canvas.





STRONG

6 x 6 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, plastic sculpture, metallic ink on canvas.

Original Painting Sold




HARMONIOUS

6 x 6 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, plastic sculpture, metallic ink on canvas.




These mixed media paintings dive into family history, community, and a multitude of emotions that people must face when dealing with the horror of war.


The people affected come from all walks of life. War has no preference for status, wealth, or occupation.


Each piece is packed with the symbolism of choosing life, harmony, and love over hate, greed, and death.


Each piece includes multiple layers of paint, metallic ink, paper clippings, money, and sculpture culturally significant to the Ukraine people. 


Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo)
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 461-2222

Opening Reception - June 4, 4-10pm

International Exhibition runs from June 4, through July 17, 2022 


Manifest No War

 
Explore the 360-degree view of the exhibition - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA


Check out the 360-degree view of the gallery exhibition.






EXHIBITIONS FUNDED IN PART BY:
The New York State Council on the Arts
The Farash Foundation
The Rochester Area Community Foundation
The Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust
ESL Foundation
The Gouvernet Arts Fund
The Foster Charitable Trust
The John & Barbara Lovenheim Trust
Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation
Ameriprise Financial, Nocon & Assoc.
Community Foundation
Forte Capital
Finger Lakes
Heart Hearing Center
HBT Architects
Howe & Rusling
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management