It began with a manuscript written by a mother who documents her family’s trials and tribulations under the two regimes of Stalin and Hitler. Her daughter then created hauntingly beautiful memory paintings from that era. The decaying art and manuscript were discovered decades ago under a rustic house outside of Greenville, FL. These works are being restored to form the heart of an impactful, educational initiative for Florida schools. TTo talk about the Project are: Mimi Shaw, discoverer and co-owner of the collection; Kelly Bowen, co-owner and collection’s curator; Eric Clark the Executive Director of the Foundation for Leon County Schools; Dr. David Gussak, FSU Art Therapy professor and author; and documentary filmmaker Doug Darlington of Winding Road Films, whose historically based factual film for schools forms the core of the educational outreach program which is free to schools worldwide.

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