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Saturday, December 2, 2023

The holiday art sale benefits a program for disabled Calgary residents

holiday art sale

Key Takeaways:

  • This week, some talented Calgarians are getting into the spirit of the season in a big way.
  • They have banded together to help each other get through another Christmas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clients in L’Arche Association’s art program, a charitable organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities, are busy painting with a purpose. “We are raising funds for charity,” artist McKayla Turbrett explained.

Turbrett enjoys spending time in the agency’s art studio. “It is incredible and relaxing,” Turbrett said. “I enjoy making art.”

L’Arche Association’s art program; Image from CTV News

Turbrett and her fellow artists are preparing work for a holiday sale, the proceeds of which will benefit L’Arche’s art program. According to the agency, the program is now more critical than ever.

“The pandemic has certainly isolated many of our people.” “It is taken away so many of the things they enjoy,” Dallas Frank of L’Arche said.

“Their art has truly provided them with a means of self-expression, sharing their talents, and having an impact on others.” In addition, I believe it is instilling confidence in them.”

Thirty-three L’Arche artists are selling their work to raise $10,000 for the studio’s expansion. “We had like to buy a kiln so we can work on ceramics and pottery,” Frank explained.

The art auction will take place on December 15th. “Art makes me happy, and it touches my inner being and makes me joyful,” said artist Tyler Raugust.

Source: Global news

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