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Art News: Sneak Peak – Ofrendas Del Corazon

by Laura Barbosa in All About Art

Sneak Preview of my painted wooden heart for “Ofrendas Del Corazon” – Titled: “Wonderland” Acrylics on Wood.  An original artwork inspired by “Alice in Wonderland” A story that relates to a quest for identity and growth. A journey we all must take in our own way.






Ofrendas del Corazón is a silent heat art auction and the major fundraiser for the Michael M. Rutledge Legacy Award, a scholarship for PSJA Dual Language students. Michael M. Rutledge passed away on March 25, 2007, and was a sophomore at PSJA North High School at the time. His parents, Melvin and Nelda Rutledge, made the decision to donate his organs. It was through this gift that Michael was able to provide a new chance at life to 5 Texas residents.


Each year wooden hearts are given out and decorated by student, teachers, various community members and notable celebrities. The hearts are decorated as the participant chooses and then sold in an annual silent auction which is held the Friday before Valentine’s Day. All of the proceeds from Ofrendas del Corazon benefit the scholarships given to both PSJA High and PSJA North High Schools.

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