Courtesy Citybizlist – Approximately fourteen years ago, Randi Pupkin gave up her career as an active and successful litigation attorney to found and work full time for Art with a Heart. Today, the not-for-profit organization with a stated mission of “enhancing the lives of people in need through visual art,” is responsible for programing more than 7,100 separate art classes on an annual basis and has countless stories of “steering lives on the proper path” through building strong and life-long relationships with its students.
Q. Fair to say that practicing law full time wasn’t your passion?
A. I affectionately refer to myself as a runaway attorney. I made a go of it for almost 14 years and even had my own firm for half of my law career. For the most part, practicing law, for me, was a grind and I truly think the civil court system is broken. Still, I learned a great deal about how to navigate certain experiences and situations that I would never have had but for my practice. These lessons are invaluable to my every day work.
- A Conversation with Randi Alper Pupkin, Director, Art with a Heart - September 17, 2013
- Getting to the Heart of It: Q & A With Art-With-A-Heart Exec. Dir. Randi Pupkin - September 10, 2013
- A Conversation with Gertrude’s Owner John Shields – Part II - October 31, 2012