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Art has come out of some of the darkest times in human history, acting as a beacon of hope. The 2020 pandemic is no different.

The Great American Paint In is now documenting the works of hope America’s greatest artists have produced during their COVID-19 isolation and as the country begins to reopen. The juried collection, which continues to grow by the day, is available for viewing here.

The Great American Paint In aims to capture this unique moment in history through art. Pieces can be any form, medium, or size but must convey the emotions and viewpoints of the artists from their corners of the world during this experience. The project currently has pieces from artists in Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and beyond.

Participants include Eleinne Basa, Garin J Baker, Hillary Scott, and more. In addition, four artists from North Carolina, including local Charlotte artist, Mitch Kolbe joins a group from around the country painting life during the pandemic in The Great American Paint In.

The participating artists in North Carolina are:

  • Mitch Kolbe
  • Diane Larson
  • Karen Meredith
  • Beth Barger

You can see the artwork from each North Carolina artist below.

These truly are a piece of beauty during such a dark time we are facing. I love how this organization is sharing these uncertain times through the eyes of artists so that even in isolation we can come together through art. For more information, visit the website here.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige