Each Red Curtain Project story requires time-intensive research, original artistic work, careful collaboration, and an efficient and hard-working production team. All donations go towards our mission of creating and widely sharing more stories that reflect the various ancestries that make up the United States.
RCP operates under the umbrella organization, Thresh, a Section 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular tax-payer.
Donate and receive an original work from a Red Curtain Project story. Each work
is available both as a unique original ($500) and high-quality printed edition ($250).
Imbo & Eli by Alaina Buffalo Spirit
(Ledger Paper / 30" x 18")
Imbo and Eli is an adapted version from one of the world's oldest folktales, the Panchatantra, about an unusual friendship between an elephant with a short trunk and a mouse with a long tail.
Alaina Buffalo Spirit is an Indigenous artist from the Northern Cheyenne tribe in Montana. Alaina specializes in paintings on ledger papers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Story of Ganga by Biswajit Balasubramanian
(Ink and watercolour on paper / 12" x 8.25")
The Story of Ganga celebrates the mythic origins of the mighty river Ganga, brought down from the heavens by the great sage Bhagiratha to cleanse the sins of his ancestors with her pure waters.
Biz is celebrated catroontist from the southern Indian city of Chennai. He is known for his humour in political discourse through his artwork. His medium is usually Ink and watercolour on paper, though he also creates whimsical sculptures that spout mirth! He and his wife, Shalini Biswajit own a leading gallery for contemporary Indian art called Forum Gallery.
The Story of Kaveri by Biswajit Balasubramanian
(Ink and watercolour on paper / 16" x 9")
The Story of Kaveri allows us to enter the world of two southern states in India where the "Ganga of the South"—the mighty river Kaveri—emerges.
The Story of Narmada by Biswajit Balasubramanian
(Ink and watercolour on paper / 12" x 8.25")
The Story of Narmada is a creation myth from ancient world of Central India sharing the origins of one of its most revered rivers, the river Narmada.
The Why-Why Girl by Shreya Mehta
(Charcoal, graphite pencil, soft pastels on Arches cold press paper / 11.34" x 13.34")
Written by one of India's celebrated writers and activists, Mahasweta Devi, The Why Why Girl is a delightful story of a young tribal girl, Moyna, who is curious about everything and will never stop asking the question 'WHY?'
Shreya Mehta is a visual artist originally from India, who grew up in Belgium and currently lives in the US. She specializes in textured work infusing gold leaf to create a 3-dimensional effect in her creative artwork.
I Will Save My Land! by Shreya Mehta
(18k gold Leaf, Charcoal, Soft pastels on Arches Cold Press paper / 13.5" x 10.34")
I Will Save My Land! reveals the battle between land ownership, women's inheritance and the greed of larger corporations to exploit their lands for mining.
The Tree-Hugger by Shreya Mehta
(18k gold leaf, ink pens, soft pastels on paper / 7.5" x 9.5")
The Tree-Hugger is based on a true story from 1730 in India. A young woman, Amrita Devi and her three daughters sacrifice their lives to protect the trees in their community.
Safiya's Story by Shreya Mehta
(18k gold leaf, charcoal, soft pastels on Arches Cold Press paper / 9.5" x 7.5")
Safiya's Story is not a Red Curtain Project story: it was commissioned by a Beirut-based foundation to mark 100 years since the foundation of the Republic of Lebanon.
It is the true story (narrated in Arabic by Safiya herself) of a mother, who takes care of her six children amidst a brutal war in Lebanon. This story is a part of storytelling series created by Thresh in partnership with Lebanese organization Adyan, supported by the US Embassy, Beirut.
The Golden Mango by Tom Lynch
(Ink on paper / 12.5" x 9.75")
The Golden Mango is a delightful story of how the Hindu God Ganesha, while as a child, won the magical golden mango through his wisdom. Tom Lynch is one of Staten Island, NY's most beloved artist creating large murals and smaller works with his playful use of characters and colours on ink and paper.
Eidgah by Tom Lynch
(Ink on paper / 11" x 7")
Eidgah celebrates the Muslim festival Eid through the compassionate tale between a young boy and his loving grandmother.
Munna & the Maharaja by Tom Lynch
(Ink on paper / 12" x 7")
Munna & the Maharaja shows the wisdom of a young tea shop boy who endears himself to an old man who reveals himself at the local king bestowing him with a rich future for his kindness.