Memory Project: Painting portraits for Ghana children

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Posted: February 2, 2013

The Winchester Star

Gwen Casey-Higgins of Berryville starts her portrait of a boy from Ghana. Art students at Opus Oaks Studio Fine Arts School in Berryville are creating portraits for The Memory Project to send to the children who are disadvantaged and don’t have many personal belongings. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Gale Bowman-Harlow, Opus Oaks diredtor, shows copies of portraits of children from Haiti created by Opus Oaks students for The Memory Project two years ago. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

Berryville — Mary McMillen is painting the face of a little girl she knows almost nothing about.

She knows a first name, which she can’t disclose, and that the girl lives at an orphanage in Ghana.…

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