Art of Famous Graffiti Artist Skid Robot Helps the Homeless of Orlando

Art of Famous Graffiti Artist Skid Robot Helps the Homeless of Orlando

Art of Famous Graffiti Artist Skid Robot Helps the Homeless of Orlando

Here’s a press release that may be of interest to anyone, but particularly people who live in the Central FL area:

Orlando, FL (September 23, 2015) – Homeless and Hungry, a local Homeless Advocacy group, teamed up with a world-renowned graffiti artist, Skid Robot and the Albin Polasek Museum of Winter Park to create street art that helps people experiencing homelessness in Orlando.

If you are not familiar with street artist Skid Robot, his work illustrates the dreams of the homeless of LA’s infamous Skid Row. He paints illegal graffiti behind the impoverished to highlight the need for change. His art empowers those without a voice as he illustrates their personal stories. Now Skid Robot turns his advocacy eye to the homeless population of Orlando. His installation will be up through the month of September at the Albin Polasek Museum. This will be the first of four pieces of his art ever offered for sale! All proceeds from the sale of his art will be used to help 4 homeless citizens of Orlando! All donations collected aid Kathleen, Daniel, Jennifer, and Carl, people experiencing homelessness in Orlando!

These street art murals specifically address the issues related to homelessness. Veterans, individuals with severe Mental Illness, the Elderly and Domestic Violence are the subjects of these first 4 pieces. Future subjects include Youth Homelessness, LGBT issues, Family Homelessness and many more! After the exhibit at the Albin Polasek Museum, these four creations will serve as a mobile Homeless Awareness Campaign that will tour from city to city to highlight the issues related to homelessness. Skid Robot will be creating more pieces to add to the mobile display, doing a live painting exhibition in each city!


About the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens: The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, located at 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789, is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission fees are charged as follows: adults (18-59) $5; seniors (60+) $4; students (age 12 through college) $3; with members and children age 12 and under free. For more information, call 407-647-6294 or visit the website at www.polasek.org.

Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is home to an art collection created by award-winning, internationally recognized, Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum’s primary exhibit is American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Polasek. The museum also exhibits contemporary art in all mediums in its gallery space. Guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel are hallmarks of this museum, as well as its breathtaking sculpture garden located on Lake Osceola. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios. The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is a 501(c)3 public charity.

About Homeless and Hungry: Homeless and Hungry is an Advocacy and Education group, located in Orlando, FL. Founded in July 2014, by Thomas Rebman, a retired Naval Officer and former Orlando, Florida Middle School Teacher, they have been responsible for aiding homeless citizens all over the United States.
Last year, Tom decided to voluntarily experience homelessness as a Summer Reading Program for his Middle School students. This Reading Program unintentionally became the most unique and impactful homeless awareness campaign in the United States in decades and spawned the group. Since then, Tom has voluntarily lived homeless in thirteen cities throughout the United States for a total of 98 days studying homelessness. The cities include: Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans and Skid Row in Los Angeles! His experience on the streets combined with his management background and research skills have made him one of the most educated and vocal advocates for the homeless in the Nation. He was invited to brief the Florida Governor’s Council on Homelessness because he is the only person that could compare homeless services between the cities in the State. Homeless and Hungry is registered with the State of Florida Agriculture Department to accept donations and is a 501(c)3 public charity (applied). For more information on how to help, call (407) 421-8115 or email info@homeless-hungry.org. Their website is www.homeless-hungry.org.

About Skid Robot: Skid Robot, is a world-renowned graffiti artist from Los Angeles, California. He uses graffiti art to present social messages with a focus on homelessness and poverty in the area known as Skid Row. He paints breathtaking images of household items, especially bedding and bedroom furniture, in areas where homeless people sleep or congregate in an effort to highlight their lack of household possessions and shelter. He has been covered internationally including a feature in People Magazine. This will be the first time any of his art will be available for public purchase.

Comments
  • Mary Vanderplas September 24, 2015 at 5:05 am

    How neat that this person is using his talents to raise money and awareness to benefit people who are experiencing homelessness. And how neat that your friend’s experience of traveling the southern half of the country and identifying with homeless populations in various cities led to the formation of this group that is doing so much good on behalf of people whom God loves. Thanks for sharing this information. It’s wonderful to see how caring, gifted persons are participating in God’s work of healing brokenness and making the justice, compassion, and peace of God’s kingdom visible.

  • Alice Spicer September 28, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I went to the museum to see these first-hand. Very impressive. And very expensive. Hopefully some rich person will buy them. The black and white life-size photos were no longer there. I’m not sure why, though.

  • Mary Vanderplas September 29, 2015 at 5:08 am

    That’s great that you got to see the exhibit. I imagine it is impressive.

  • Lanny A. Eichert October 17, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Mary & Alice, greater than 90% of the world’s population over the last six thousand years has been homeless and hopeless without God in their lives because Hell fire will never feel like home nor should it, but that’s were they’re going if still living or already are if physically dead. The Gospel as understood by you two will never get anybody to heaven, but will certainly assure them a place in Hell for believing what you write here. You both are guilty of making your readers homeless victims of heresies which fly in the face of orthodox truth. If you don’t change your tune before you die you will be held responsible before God for your false teaching, your lies, and your vanities.

    The Gospel, dear girls, is that Jesus Christ lived a perfect life here on earth and then died a horrible death enduring the complete penalty for humanity’s sins and sin nature before God. Both His life and His death were deemed satisfactory substitution for any and all who will believe it unto their complete salvation, God therefore deeming them pure from sin and righteous in Christ. Obviously neither one of you believe God’s believers are instantly as righteous as Jesus Christ from the first moment they convert from believing the wrong stuff to believing the right stuff. You both fail to believe the Cross immediately saves completely, yet that is the Gospel.

    Jesus, Himself, said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

    If you’d only check the verb tenses there in John 5: 24 you’d get the sense of immediate and permanent salvation the instant a person believes the Gospel. He is never coming into condemnation, not ever; and he is immediately passed (with an “ed”) from the deadness of sin unto the life of righteousness, otherwise known as eternal life. Eternal life begins at the moment of faith and continues from there forever. See also John 6: 47 where “has everlasting life” is present tense to believing. You two are not having eternal life because you two don’t believe Jesus will take AWAY your sins & your guilt and will credit you with His righteousness simply for believing that’s what He promised to do in the Holy Bible. It is right there in the Bible, but you are still “blind” to it. Pray to God to open your eyes to this truth in the actual words of the Holy Bible. You’ll be totally floored when you “see” it and you’ll be immediately completely saved.

    • Lanny A. Eichert October 17, 2015 at 2:02 am

      Look, Alice, as long as you (and Mary, too) believe the Lake of Fire is remedial and rebuilds personal faith in God unto salvation, you don’t believe the Cross is the all sufficient solution for human sin. If it is all sufficient for some in this mortality to be saved, why do others, according to you, need the torments of the Lake of Fire to build their faith? For you the trials of mortality needed to be reinforced with the terrible torments of the Lake of Fire for the “many” to be saved. No, Alice (& Mary), if some can get saved in this mortality, then ALL can get saved in this mortality. ALL are without excuse. {Romans 1: 20}

    • Lanny A. Eichert October 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Alice (& Mary), you can have it today if only you’ll believe it. It is the greatest thing you can ever know: to be free from the weight (guilt) of your sins.

      “There’s a new song in my heart” written by John W. Peterson
      vs.1
      Once my life was filled with discord sadness reigned within for my heart was heavy laden with a weight of sin.

      Chorus
      There’s a new song in my heart since the savior set me free There’s a new song in my heart ’tis a heav’nly harmony all my sins are washed away in the blood of Calvary o what peace and joy nothing can destroy there’s a new song in my heart.

      vs.2
      What a wondrous transformation in my life was wrought when I trusted Christ my Savior and His pardon sought.

      Chorus
      There’s a new song in my heart since the savior set me free There’s a new song in my heart ’tis a heav’nly harmony all my sins are washed away in the blood of Calvary o what peace and joy nothing can destroy there’s a new song in my heart.

      vs.3
      Someday I will go to Heaven where the angels sing and I’ll join their happy chorus praising Christ the King.

      Chorus
      There’s a new song in my heart since the savior set me free There’s a new song in my heart ’tis a heav’nly harmony all my sins are washed away in the blood of Calvary o what peace and joy nothing can destroy there’s a new song in my heart.

      vs.4
      I shall never cease in praising Jesus Christ my Lord for the wonderful salvation that He did accord.

      Chorus
      There’s a new song in my heart since the savior set me free There’s a new song in my heart ’tis a heav’nly harmony all my sins are washed away in the blood of Calvary o what peace and joy nothing can destroy there’s a new song in my heart.

    • Lanny A. Eichert October 19, 2015 at 12:12 am

      Mary & Alice, Romans 3: 21, 22, 24 – 26
      But now *the righteousness of God without the law* is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even *the righteousness of God by faith* of Jesus Christ unto all and *upon all them that believe*: for there is no difference: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth a propitiation *through faith* in his blood, to declare *his righteousness* *for the remission of sins* that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time *his righteousness*: that he might *be just, and the justifier* of him *which believeth* in Jesus.

      Please believe that at the moment a person goes from unbelief to faith (conversion), he instantly looses all his sins, is instantly credited as righteous as Jesus, is given a new heart and a new spirit, which has God’s law written on & inside them, and God’s Holy Spirit permanently indwells him as Comforter, Guide, and Teacher; plus he has the promise from God that He will never remember any of his sins. That means not only are there external changes in his case, but God also internally changes him. God REgenerates him, Mary.

      Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of *regeneration*, and *renewing* of the Holy Ghost; {Titus 3: 5}

      Please SEE the instant changes.

    • Lanny A. Eichert October 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Here, Mary & Alice, are the prophesies of the New Covenant or New Testament in Jesus’ blood from which Hebrews 8 & 10 quote and Jesus alluded when He instituted the Lord’s Supper.

      Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. {Jeremiah 31: 31 – 34}

      Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. {Ezekiel 36: 25 – 27}

      Hey you two girls, don’t you want a nice new soft heart inside you that feels after God? You could be changed from the inside out by God if you’ll only believe it: the orthodox fundamental doctrines and give up your heresies. The Holy Bible is 100% trustworthy, so why won’t you believe it?

      • Alice Spicer October 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

        These passages you quote, you don’t believe them.

        • Lanny A. Eichert October 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm

          Pitiful accusation.

    • Lanny A. Eichert October 20, 2015 at 1:02 am

      Alice, 2 Corinthians 4: 3 “if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost” is clearly an “us verses them” statement and you’re in “them” because the Gospel is very elementary and you don’t have the answers as you’ve confessed your heresy which doesn’t and cannot work.

      Colossians 1: 22 “In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight” is the immediate condition of God’s believer; and you’re not one of them. God’s believers are 100% “unblameable and unreproveable in his sight” from the moment they believed thereafter for all of time and eternity. The gospel “is hid to them that are lost” and they are forever blameable and reproveable in God’s sight which is shown in judgment resulting in they’re being thrown as trash into the everlasting Lake of Fire to be tormented forever. Unless you change what you believe you will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment, be not found written in the Book of Life, and be thrown as trash into the Lake of Fire without remedy. What a pity with your background with your daddy in his churches since Old Bridge, New Jersey, with Pastor Glen Davis. You will not even give me an answer about any residual fundamental faith you might still possess.

      If your Jesus didn’t provide a complete salvation, what makes you think He can complete it for those in the Lake of Fire? No answer coming from you since you don’t know the answers. You have a fantasy salvation that’s void of any reality. Your “faith” will not even regularly commit to a single local congregation nor eat the Lord’s Supper with them. You’re a pagan claiming to be a false christian.

  • Lanny A. Eichert October 20, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Mary & Alice, do you two know Biblical Christians are hated by the world? Do you know why that is according to Jesus Christ. His prayer in John 17 is illuminating. Take Jesus’ words in verse 14
    I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    Do you see what Jesus said of His disciples? Look at His words in verse 16
    They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    God in the person of Jesus Christ declares His disciples are distinct from the world’s population. Jesus’ disciples are the “us” and “we” of the Bible; and the population of the world are the “them” and “they” of the Bible. The difference is who has Jesus’ words and who doesn’t. Those having Jesus’ words have a different mindset than the people of the world. That’s the distinction between the “few” finding life and the “many” who go into destruction. The “few” are Jesus’ disciples, but the “many” are the worldlings. Again a clear distinct is made between “us” and “them.”
    Again the same distinct is made in verse 23
    I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
    The world, seeing the unity of Jesus’ disciples, learns by that unity that Jesus was sent into the world by the Father and that the Father has a special love for Jesus’ disciples which He does NOT have for the world. Such learning cannot occur unless “us” and “them” are distinctly apart from one another.

    Mary & Alice, please be convinced of the truthfulness of the Fundamental Baptist Gospel, submit yourselves to it, and obey the call to be saved. If you don’t before you physically die, there are no second chances. Stop imagining our hell-fire preaching is fear-mongering, and know hell is factually forever yours if you fail to turn before you die.

  • Lanny A. Eichert October 21, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Alice, turn or burn is not a fear oriented Gospel any more than a doctor warning his patient if you don’t take this medicine you will die. Your idea of God’s love fails to take this into account. Recently “tough love” has come to center focus; love that says no; love that disciplines; love that talks tough, because it is backed by intention and follows through. God will follow through on my warnings to you, Mary, and your other friends’ unbelief. Liberalism and unbelief go hand in hand. That’s why you all need to heed Fundamentalism. We have certainty and you don’t. Face it and come with us. You can be totally changed today if only you would believe our Gospel. Why try to become holy, when you can have holiness as a free gift from God in an instant? An instantaneous gift that will generate in you a living loving practical holiness spontaneously. Get to your dad’s Fundamental Baptist Church and learn about it. This is the exciting precious salvation I’ve been preaching to you all, contrary to your pitiful gospel. Why won’t you accept it? Why will you die?

    • Alice Spicer October 21, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      If the rude, hateful things you have said to other blog commenters is an example of the holiness you describe, I want no part in it.

      • Lanny A. Eichert October 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        pitiful accusation/reason

      • Lanny A. Eichert October 23, 2015 at 1:01 am

        Alice, Biblical Christians are hated by the world. According to Jesus Christ’s prayer in John 17: 14
        I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
        See, your accusation has its foundation in your hatred for the Word of God, God’s perfect literal Holy Bible, which closes with a populated Lake of Fire without remedy, contrary to your UR heresy. So it is to be expected that you describe my comments as rude and hateful since we, Fundies, know where you, Liberals, are going. You don’t like anybody telling you that you’re going to hell, but that’s what the Doctor, the Great Physician, ordered for unbelievers, both angels and mankind. Since any reader of this site knows you’re a rebel against God’s church, slandering it, and boycotting it, even to excluding yourself from the Lord’s Table/Supper; you have no credibility for what you write here, at least none among Christians. Your claim to the Christian title is falsified by your standing outside God’s orthodox church, Baptist or Presbyterian.

        Yet Jesus’ arms are wide open, ready to receive you if you will repent of your heresy and believe the Fundamentals, which includes everlasting torment in the Lake of Fire without remedy for all unbelievers. Turn or burn, Alice. Jesus waits to take away all your sins and He will even put your Old Sin Nature to death, rendering it powerless; plus credit you with His righteousness, give you His Holy Spirit, put His laws into your heart, and give you a new human spirit which will delight to do His will. He will do all that and more the moment you convert from your own wisdom to His written words in the Bible. Will you do it now?

        Readers other than Alice, these promises are to you also. God promises full and complete deliverance the moment you turn to Him fully trusting every spelt word of God’s perfect literal Holy Bible. It will mean you will spontaneously deny the world with all of its sins because of the wonder of the God of Creation who will save your soul and make you His child. I hope you know that presently in your sins you are the devil’s (Satan’s) child. Will you convert NOW to the perfect literal Holy Bible God in Christ Jesus? All this could be yours. Will you do it now?

        Count the cost, both you, Alice, and your friends. It will mean loosing those precious sins you like so much and the friends that enjoy your sins with you. If that’s your mom and your siblings, your aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and neighbors; they will snub and avoid you: are you willing? Is eternal life meaning more to you than family and friends? Alice addressed this in some form on this site already, but she doesn’t know the half of it yet. She’s endured the family thing only in part due to her heresy, but what about holiness to the degree God wants: she’s never been there yet, and why? Because she hasn’t been born again regenerated. That’s the main reason for her lack of credibility. She hasn’t been there, done that, conversion.

        So, who’s willing to convert all the way? There’s no half-hearted conversions with Jesus. You go all the way or no way. You’re either lost or saved; there is no not-yet with God. You’re in or you’re out. Are you ready? Will you convert NOW?

        • Alice Spicer October 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm

          I’m not talking about your opinion that I or others are going to hell, I’m talking about declarations of hatred, saying people who disagree with you are liars, the name-calling, and even saying that certain people should be killed. Granted, lately it seems you’ve been a little better about it, which is good for your sake. Suppose a homosexual hate crime is committed in your neighborhood. If you are known for saying homosexual people should be killed, then logic dictates you should be the prime suspect in the crime. Most people don’t make blog comments like that. Why are your comments so opposite of the fruit of the Spirit? I hope you consider this.

          • Lanny A. Eichert October 24, 2015 at 4:00 am

            Alice, have you forgotten “the works of the flesh” {listed before the fruit of the Spirit} which also many require physical death AND faith, being that of the Spirit, demands death. There’s nothing contrary to the Holy Spirit which says death to the LGBTQ community and murderers and kidnappers and rapists and pedophiles. Logic of the political correct crowd doesn’t scare me from declaring God’s moral absolutes written in the literal perfect Holy Bible as it applies to governing bodies, which in our case is supposed to be controlled by the public, of which I am one member. As a member I have the right to voice my preference of laws that should be adopted and applied. The only way to exterminate the LGBTQ community and murderers and kidnappers and rapists and pedophiles is to swiftly kill them legally and that we as a nation should do. Turn or burn applies especially to them without delay for the moral health of our communities.

            What about YOU? Jesus is waiting for you to convert from liberal to fundamental.

            BTW, thanks for noticing Mary’s tolerance to go so very long in dialogue, but it still means opposition to Gospel truth is lying and that means being liars. All liars have their part in the everlasting Lake of Fire without remedy. You and Mary oppose fundamental Gospel truth with your excessive love emphasis and universal reconciliation lies. Call a spade a spade, Alice, and stop whitewashing your lies. Your conversion will solve your incorrect preference/emotion.

            Other readers, do you see Alice’s deception? Don’t go with her. You, too, can be saved and totally changed. Will you believe the right stuff today? Do it. Repent of her errors and confess you believe every spelt word of God’s Holy Bible and God will change you as much as day is from night. Stop being a child of the night and begin being a child of the day.

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