Stream Now: Incredible India
We are so so excited to announce the launch of Incredible India, a special gallery program that celebrates the beautiful paintings and inspiring stories of leprosy affected individuals in Southern India. We’re proud to have collaborated with Rising Star Outreach and the Bindu Art School to share some of the amazing paintings that these leprosy affected individuals are creating.
Every artist featured in Incredible India has been greatly impacted by the physical complications and social stigma attached to leprosy, yet through inspiring resilience these artists are now thriving and creating incredible paintings.
Featured artist, Pichai, comments, “If a man with leprosy and no fingers can paint, anyone can do something to make the world a better place.”
Artcast owner, Justin T. Ostensen expands on this saying, “Our goal in creating this gallery is to share the inspiring stories and beautiful artwork created by individuals like Pichai.”
Incredible India brings awareness to the more than one million people affected by leprosy. While the disease itself is curable, those suffering from it often lack access to necessary medical care. Additionally, the stigma and complications associated with the disease often leave leprosy patients in devastating conditions. Rising Star Outreach is fighting for the eradication of leprosy and its resulting trauma, by providing patients with medical care, economic rehabilitation and education. Alongside Rising Star Outreach, the Bindu Art School enables those with leprosy to use art as a way of building a new life with financial independence and community respect.