Thursday, June 13, 2019

Upside-Down, Speed Paintings by Jamaal Rolle Raise US$21,000 for Rotary's End Polio Now


At the invitation of Rotary International (R.I.) President Barry Rassin, Celebrity Artist and Rotarian, Jamaal Rolle was asked to paint two “End Polio Now” creations at 10 minutes each before a live audience. The artist added a surprise twist by creating his work of art, upside-down to the delight of everyone.

It was a race with the clock, it was pure energy and fun of what materialized on stage that had the audience of 25,000 persons from around the world in suspense which turned to admiration of the artist’s charm and talent.

Rolle started with a blank canvas painting most of it upside-down. The finished painting revealed a little boy receiving a drop of the polio vaccine. It later auctioned for €11,000 (US$12,450.00).  Read more >>