Artist Mariza Ryce Aparicio-Tovar grew up around artists and makers who nurtured her creativity. Her family, who are Mexican (Wixárika and Chichimeca) and American (Mohawk) lineages, raised her with practices honoring land and relationships with the natural world. Her work explores issues of mental health and self-awareness, advocating care for our planet and ourselves, so that collectively we may experience our full potential.
For an interview during Mari's August 2021 Residency with the Anchorage Museum, click here! https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/about-us/museum-journal/museum-journal-archive/mariza-ryce-tovar-on-art-healing-and-the-natural-world/
This colorful dream would not be what is today without the incredible love and continued support of Patreon members and Kickstarter backers from around the world during the 2020 and 2021 Kickstarter campaigns for The Gentle Tarot and The Gentle Tarot Full-size Guidebook.
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Donation of a percentage of proceeds
With your help, to date we have donated $14,446 to the following organizations!
In 2020, we donated a total of $3,500.
10% of deck set proceeds were distributed between The Ocean Foundation ($1000) and Honor the Earth ($500). $2000 were donated to One Tree Planted in 2020. All of this was made possible because of the Kickstarter backers who helped birth The Gentle Tarot!
In 2021 we donated a total of $5,288:
$1000 to Honor the Earth, $1000 to The Ocean Foundation, $1000 to One Tree Planted, as well as $2288 more to the following organizations.
We donated $500 the Cook Inletkeeper in 2021, a local Alaskan community based non-profit organization that combines science, advocacy, and education for habitat protection and transitioning away from fossil fuels.
We also donated $500 to Border Kindness, a non-profit that aids in the border crisis and assists children separated from their families.
The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC) received $788 from social media fundraisers and the MMIWG2S totes, where 100% of proceeds from these totes are donated to the NIWRC.
And finally, $500 to EarthJustice.
Mari in the Sky LLC also donated $400 worth of product to the Museum of the Aleutians for their annual fundraising drive.
In 2022, we donated $5,658:
Even though our profit was less than 2021, we increased our donation amount by $370. It is a personal goal of Mariza's to steadily increase these efforts annually. Our goals are met directly by your purchases.
In 2022, we donated $1200 to Honor the Earth, $1000 to The Ocean Foundation, $1000 to planting 1000 trees for the Orca Project of One Tree Planted, $515 to the Cook Inletkeeper, $525 to Amazon Frontlines, $250 to EarthJustice, $400 to Border Kindness, $468 to The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC), and $300 to One Percent for the Planet.
Thank you for joining us in giving back and supporting the above organizations!