Kathleen Murphy’s Art Exposition and Charity Auction: ‘Shroomology’ to be held at Atmosphere this Tuesday.

Art lovers of Shenzhen, get your agenda and grab a pen. Tuesday May 15th at 10:30 am, Atmosphere will be the host a very unique art exposition & charity auction. Shroomology is the personal project of 18-year-old artist / philanthropist Kathleen Murphy. Kathleen created the shroomology collection with a goal in mind. To combine the two worlds she feels so passionate about. ‘Not only do I love to paint and create art. I love devoting my time to charity as well.’ Kathleen explains.

Shroomology is the latest chapter in Kathleen’s charity filled history. After coordinating Operation Christmas Child in the Philippines and at the Futian Orphanage she is now actively volunteering in hospitals around Shenzhen. ‘Next year I’m heading to Europe to enroll in Medical School to become a Surgeon.’ The young artist says. ‘I wanted to do a charity auction to help Captivating International’s fight the poverty being experienced in remote parts of China. 50% of the profits will be donated to this great organization that is helping the poor children of China so much.’

Kathleen: ‘Shroomology is a collection of paintings with botanical, mycological (fungi), and animaliae subjects.  I also work on two different levels of artwork. One end is strictly scientific in which my subjects are not “spliced” or mixed with animals and are an accurate study of the real-life animal or fungi or plant. The other end holds my humourous and inspiring artwork where I turn mushrooms into balloons, parachutes, beds or other conventional human things into something more interesting. Furthermore,      I add my favorite animals to the equation to create an illustration, a story without words. Most of the animals I use are bats, pigs, monkeys and foxes. I also like to splice human elements with mushrooms so I use bones and organs of the human body, such as the heart or vertebrae to create a mushroom.’

Artist, philanthropist, future surgeon, Kathleen is full of passion. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support Kathleen and Captivating International. Come and enjoy great, unique art in warm ambiance of Atmosphere this Tuesday morning at 10:30.

For more information on Captivating International visit www.captivating.org

Atmosphere: The Peninsula Phase Two, No. 2-1 Jinshiji Road, Shekou, Nanshan District


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