Painting Projected to Show Support for Ukraine

The Art Newspaper via Justice Murals

Painting Projected to Show Support for Ukraine

A 1990 painting of a flutist by Kyiv, Ukrainian-born artist Aleksandr Agafonov, was projected on the side of the historic Alameda Theatre & Cineplex Friday, Feb. 25.

The projection was part of a partnership between Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, a museum and an art exhibition complex in Kyiv, and Justice Murals, a Bay Area nonprofit that uses murals (painted and projected) to foster awareness and action around humanitarian and social justice issues.

According to The Art Newspaper, an online and print publication that covers the international art world, Justice Murals has projected a painting on buildings in San Francisco and Oakland. Each projection has been accompanied with a #StandWithUkraine hashtag and a QR code leading to a donation page to support Ukrainian forces and relief efforts.

Many Ukrainians have been forced to sleep in bunkers or travel to other countries because of the missile attacks from Russian President Vladimir Putin. As of Tuesday, March 1, the United Nations (UN) reported that 136 Ukrainian civilians have been killed, including 13 children, and 400 have been injured since Russia's invasion of Ukraine Thursday, Feb. 24, however, the UN says this number might be undercounted.

Websites such as and and many more are accepting donations to support the children and refugees of the Ukraine invasion.