Peace Painting in the Park

Carolyn BertschSartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

photo by Carolyn Bertsch
Artists of all abilities gather together to paint June 19. A Peace Painting event at Riverside Park in St. Cloud was hosted by Antoinette McCarthy of No Limit Painting in St. Cloud and Towanda Ashley-Reid of Tee Painting in St. Joseph. The two artists were inspired through recent events to try to bring people together peacefully through art and painting. Roughly 200 people attended the event throughout the afternoon.

photo by Carolyn Bertsch Antoinette McCarthy, left, of No Limits Painting of St. Cloud and Towanda Ashley-Reid, of Tee Painting of St. Joseph, show off one of the larger designs available for purchase and to inspire guests June 19 at Riverside Park in St. Cloud. McCarthy and Ashley-Reid co-hosted an event called Peace Painting which aimed to bring people together in a peaceful way to celebrate and create art through painting.


photo by Carolyn Bertsch
Kiara Makarrall, 10, and her grandmother, Denise Makarrall, both of Sartell, decide which color to choose June 19 at the Peace Painting event hosted by No Limit Painting of St. Cloud and Tee Painting of St. Joseph.

Author: Carolyn Bertsch

Bertsch has worked for the Newsleaders since 2015. She and her husband, Matt, and their three children live in Sartell where they also own and operate Four Seasons Window, Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning. Bertsch also stewards the “Reads and Seeds and Other Needs” Little Free Library in Sartell. The “Other Needs” portion of the library functions as a collection site for donations to the Salvation Army where Bertsch serves as a board member. Her other hobbies include volunteering at the food shelf, cooking, baking, and growing a vast array of fruit in her backyard orchard. Bertsch believes that every single person can choose to make the world a better place for someone else and at the end of the day the only question that matters is, “What kind of difference did you make?”

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