WRAL-TV Assignment Editor Using Her Art to Help Orphans

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WRAL-TV Assignment Editor Using Her Art to Help Orphans

Mary Alice Boliek
WRAL-TV Assignment Editor Mary Alice Boliek is on a mission to raise $20,000 for the Global Orphan Project with her artwork.

WRAL-TV Assignment Editor Mary Alice Boliek is on a mission.   She’s going to use her incredible painting talent to raise $20,000 to help raise funds to house orphans through the Global Orphan Project.

Boliek says she first picked up a brush a few years ago because painting is cheaper than therapy.  She quickly became known for her artwork among her Capitol Broadcasting colleagues when she offered several paintings up for auction during a United Arts Campaign at the company.

Since then she has been in demand for commissioned pieces and more.  She’s now found an even bigger way to use her talent to help others.

“As artists, we create worlds of expression through our work.  To be able to use that work to help create a world where children are safe is privilege,” said Boliek. 

Boliek will kick-off her $20,000 mission for Global Orphan Project at the Durham Art Walk on Saturday, April 17th, and Sunday, April 18th.  Her works will be on display in the 3rd floor lobby of the Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.  Half the proceeds from any work she sells during the exhibition will be donated to the Global Orphan Project.

CBC NMG’s Kelly Hinchcliffe featured Boliek and her mission in her “Inside WRAL” blog on Wednesday, April 14th.  Read the blog entry about Boliek here.

Find Out More

  • Preview Mary Alice Boliek’s artwork here
  • Find out more information on the Global Orphan Project here
  • Find out more about the Durham Art Walk here

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