Carol Worthington-Levy’s efforts to spread her love of art and the joy of owning artwork has led her to donate works to people and places where it would benefit them to have original art.
• A Village Remembered: In late 2019 Carol completed a set of paintings of endangered historic landmarks in one of the oldest communities in America. The project, called A Village Remembered: Recalling the historic sites of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and the book that followed, was created in a partnership with acclaimed poet, Arthur Turfa. Both, for two decades, shared the experience of growing up in that village, founded by Quakers in the late 1690s.
The book, available on Amazon as both Kindle and Print On Demand, was created to educate the quickly-growing community about its rich and precious history, including its role as an early Quaker community, its role in the American Revolution and its pre-Civil war role as a hotbed of the Abolitionist movement, including the town being an important stop for the Underground Railroad; a number of homes and buildings there have tunnels and basements built to hide and help escaped slaves. These were endangered by development.
Along with the paintings, Carol’s participation in the project included her in-depth historical research and documentation presented in the book, as well as designing the book and arranging for its publication.
All proceeds to the authors were and continue to be donated to Preservation Pennsylvania for use in protecting Pennsylvania history and to provide funds to help in the legal battle to preserve these structures.
This artwork has been donated to Whitemarsh Arts Center, which will be eventually relocated in the heart of the Plymouth Meeting Village in the buildings our efforts helped to save.
• Colorful Surroundings for Seniors: In 2017-18 Carol donated bright, colorful matted and framed images to a retirement home/assisted living wing for memory-impaired residents.The large shapes and bright colors make the art easier to see by those suffering from Macular Degeneration and cataracts.
• Art for Fire Survivors – Tiny Pine Foundation: Starting in summer of 2020, Carol has been framing her original art work and printing giclees, and donating them to Tiny Pines, a nonprofit foundation to replace homes for those who lost them in the Paradise, CA fires.
• Artwork donated: Carol also donates work to silent auctions for Schola Cantorum, The Los Altos Rotary, Catalog and eCommerce Club of Northern California, Willow Glen Foundation for WG Middle and High Schools, and Lions Club International fundraisers.
• Public Art – Los Altos Bears: In the summer of 2021, Carol spent significant time working on large standing bear figures for use in a silent auction/fundraiser for the city of Los Altos CA. The Los Altos Bears was a project of the Los Altos Rotary and was very well received not only to bring foot traffic back into the town of Los Altos, but to also raise much needed funds for community services.
Shown here: “Cupcake” the world’s sweetest bear” sponsored by Kathy Ohringer Paster