On Tuesday, April 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. stop by the downtown branch of Northwest Bank to enjoy an ice cream sundae and check out a Pop Up Art Sale and Reception. With a commitment to make a difference, Northwest Bank has been hosting an Art Gallery and Sale of art pieces made in the Creative Hearts Art Studio at Carey Services. The Creative Hearts Art Studio at Carey Services is a person-centered studio that turns abilities into opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The individuals are guided to explore different forms of art such as painting, woodcraft, jewelry making and beading. The pieces they create are available for purchase, with the artist retaining 60 percent of the selling price. The artists have shared how they enjoy their time in the art studio and the opportunity to earn money allows them to enjoy more activities in the community and purchase items they may otherwise not be able to do. Northwest Bank and Carey Services are partnering to host a reception with art for sale and a create your own ice cream sundae treat after hours at Northwest Bank located at 100 W Third Street, Marion. The reception is open to the public.
The 2020 Expressions art event is getting closer. The COVID-19 pandemic has made us change the way Carey Services’ annual exhibition of creative expression is presented. It hasn’t, however, dampened the enthusiasm of the artists and staff in the Creative Hearts Art Studio.
Join us the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 as we celebrate the work of the studio’s artists and staff through online presentations on our Facebook page. You’ll also be able to buy art pieces in the studio’s online store. And, in what has become an Expressions tradition, we’ll have an auction for selected art pieces. The auction this year also will be conducted online and run the entire week of the event. As always, the artists will receive 60 percent of all proceeds from art purchases.
You can find more details on the Expressions web page
Carey Services has released a new promotional video to highlight the agency’s Creative Hearts Art Studio.
The five-minute video features artists involved in the program and staff members who help operate it. They talk about the creation of the studio a year ago and how the art program has transformed the lives of those who participate.
To view the video, click here.
Carey Services has released the September edition of Access, the monthly newsletter that highlights agency activities.
The Access newsletter features information about the new agency promotional video, titled “When Opportunity Knocks, and also has details about this year’s Expressions art event, which will be Oct. 21. Also in the newsletter is the monthly installment of the Caring and Serving series that highlights client success stories, this month focusing on our Early Head Start program. Another article describes how donors can leave a legacy with Carey Services through planned giving.
You can find the September issue here.
You can find all Caring and Serving articles here.
Carey Services has released the May edition of Access, the monthly newsletter that highlights agency activities.
The Access newsletter features agency plans for the 11th annual Duck Race, our annual spring fund-raiser. Also in the newsletter is the monthly installment of the Caring and Serving series that highlights client success stories. This month’s article is about a Creative Hearts Art Studio client who is turning his love of making pillows into a business opportunity.
You can find the May issue here.
As part of National Disability Awareness Month, an exhibit of artwork from the Creative Hearts Art Studio has opened at Marion Public Library.
The exhibit, which opened March 13 and will be on display through the end of the month, showcases more than 30 art pieces produced by artists who participate in the agency’s art program. The art includes paintings, painted tote bags and pillows as well as large sculptures.
Many of the art pieces are for sale. To make purchase arrangements, call the studio staff directly, (765) 668-8961, ext. 221.
The library is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.