I have begun to create this foundation in honor of my grandparents. Paul Peter Grenchus and Mary Francis Grenchus were an amazing couple that always fostered growth in my ability to create, to dream, to be inspired, and to live out my faith. With a deep love for politics, academics, health, and well-being my grandfather gave me a moral compass to live out my life with. My grandmother, with her love for art, family, and food gave me my deep love for the arts, family and a sense of community. Both of them have greatly inspired me to be the person I am today. In honor and appreciation for them, I would like to open a non-profit foundation for the arts, in their name.
I am a mother of two very wonderful boys and live in Manhattan. I am currently studying Spirituality at Fordham University, have a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Boston College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Binghamton University. I have studied abroad in France, and have traveled to different parts of Europe. I love supporting the arts, and making deeper connections with artists and art groups as I continuously uncover what brings my soul happiness and joy. In my free time, I am a singer, writer, photographer, and artist (oil, acrylics, pen and ink, charcoal, pastels). I am also an advocate for social justice and human rights, with many friends living in or coming from third-world countries. I have a deep spirituality which can be seen in my work, in my dreams, and in my creations. My grandfather was Lithuanian-American and my grandmother was Irish-American; thus I have inherited their charming personalities, ethnic cultural traditions and deep sense of love.
Founder: Mary E. Grenchus
Since I see the arts as a way to express one's inner-self and to create, I would love to share the gift of the arts with others not only through artwork but also through the foundation I would like to open. Since I believe most artwork tells a story, has a history and causes flourishing in society and culture, I will share some of my own artwork and story on this page, and will update others on the status of the foundation as it comes into being.
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