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Painting to Pay Tuition

“One of my paintings … was sold for $500. And originally I was selling them for $30.”

Risha HillSpelman College

Stressed out over how she would come up with $11,800 to attend Spelman College for her sophomore year, Risha Hill turned to her newfound passion of painting. With stacks of canvases, she held an art show at her house, raising enough in sales and donations to catch up on her bills.

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Photo: Courtesy of Risha Hill Music: Theme by John Gravois

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