There is much skepticism amongst older generations of artists as to whether the presentation of one's works online brings anything worthwhile to an art career, and a special disdain is reserved for the idea that art can be sold through Instagram.
In November 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding neighborhoods were in the midst of several nights of rioting and looting. But something happened during all of this. Something that didn't make many headlines -- a movement called "Paint for Peace."
It takes someone with long experience inside the art world to attract such artists, their patrons and host popular arts events.