Some talented Calgarians are getting into the spirit of the season this week.
They are coming together to help each other face another Christmas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clients of L’Arche Association’s art program, a charity that supports adults with developmental disabilities, are busy painting with purpose.
“We are making money for the charity,” said artist McKayla Turbrett.
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Being in the agency’s art studio is always a pleasant experience for Turbrett.
“It’s so amazing and relaxing,” Turbrett said. “I like to do art.
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Turbrett and his fellow artists create artwork for a holiday sale, the proceeds of which will be used to support the art program at L’Arche.
The agency says the program is now more important than ever.
“The pandemic has certainly isolated a lot of our people. It took so much away from them that they love, ”said Dallas Frank of L’Arche.
“Their art really gave them a way to express themselves, to share their gifts and to make an impact on others. I think it gives them a real sense of confidence.
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Thirty-three L’Arche artists are putting their work up for sale, aiming to raise $ 10,000 to expand their studio.
“We hope to invest in a kiln so that we can work on ceramics and pottery,” Frank said.
The art sale is on December 15th.
“Art makes me happy and I feel touched in my inner being and joyful,” said artist Tyler Raugust.
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