The duo – Sean Wells (Little) and Victoria Rabinowe (Big) – collaborated to create new artwork for a limited-edition label for New Mexico Piñon Coffee’s Mexican Spiced Chocolate coffee.
Wells and Rabinowe first met 38 years ago, when they were paired together in Santa Fe through BBBSMR. Wells, who was 12 years old at the time, was being raised by a single mother in a challenging environment, but loved art. Rabinowe, a successful artist and gallery owner, was a natural match.
“Art was the vehicle Victoria used to disarm me and change my life,” Wells said. “We were always meant to meet – we’re soulmates.”
Rabinowe, who does not have any children, said her relationship with Wells has served her well over the last four decades.
“If you go into Big Brothers Big Sisters thinking you’re going to help some underprivileged kid, you’re mistaken,” Rabinowe said. “I got to be in this girl’s life, not as a mother who is dead tired from providing for her family, but as an adult who could dedicate time to helping her discover her love of art.”
While working on this collaboration, the duo chose one of New Mexico Piñon Coffee’s fan favorite flavors, Mexican Spiced Chocolate, to be the recipient of the new packaging artwork. The festive label features iconic characters of New Mexico lore representing a metaphor for the loving and playful mentorship of the Big and Little.
All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters in NM – make sure to get yours today! If coffee is not your thing, you can donate to BBBS on the New Mexico Piñon Coffee website.
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