“Painting for Penny” Landscape Art Class with Acclaimed Local Artist to Benefit Penny’s Flight

“Painting for Penny” invites your 3rd and 4th graders to a landscape art class led by acclaimed local artist Richard Dupont. The class will benefit Penny’s Flight in support of Neurofibromatosis Research.

The idea for the class was from Emily Anderson, now a 10th grader at Greenwich Academy. Emily was friends with Penny who battled Neurofibromatosis (NF) this past November. Emily initially held a bake sale at school to raise money for NF, which led her to want to do more.

Emily loved kids – she has been a camp counselor and babysitter – so she had the idea of combining her passion with Penny’s love of art. From there, “Painting with Penny” was born.

The class with local artist Richard Dupont is the first in what Emily hopes will be a regular series of classes with professional artists.

Mr. Dupont’s works are in the MOMA and Whitney, among other museums.

The class will be held on Feb 25, 2023 from 10:00am to 11:15am in the Arch Street Teen Center, 100 Arch Street in Greenwich.

The class is a drop-off and there are only 30 spots available.

To reserve a spot email [email protected]

A minimum donation of $50 is requested and any amount over that is warmly welcomed.

Mr. Dupont will be selling his newly released book Works/Writings 2000-2022 for $55.00 with all proceeds to Penny’s Flight.

Richard Dupont is an American artist whose work engages a wide variety of media including sculpture, drawing, digital animation, painting, printmaking and photography. His works are included in the collections of numerous museums including The Museum of ModernArt (MoMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Visionary Award.

Penny’s Flight Foundation is a non-profit organization named after 16-year-old Penny Doerge. Penny was a kind, beautiful girl who recently passed away from complications arising from Neurofibromatosis. NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve pathways anywhere in the body and occurs in about 30 to 40 in 100,000 births worldwide. There is no known cure for NF.