I have a mantra for 2012. Are you curious to what it is??? Maybe even a teeny weeny bit????????? Well, it’s the reason for this post and for this blog. My mantra is to…CONNECT–COLLABORATE–CREATE–CULTIVATE.
So, here’s the story of this remarkable group of peeps. Pictured here are a few of the 45 students that attend Harborside Studio in Safety Harbor, FL–which is, an adult day program and gallery for developmentally disabled artists. The cirriculum is art based with the focus being on paintings, crafts and ceramics.
Program Director, Michelle Ault and the Harborside Art Instructors are committed to CONNECTING with their students and assisting them to learn, grow and attain their highest potential in creativity. It’s the staff, with the necessary gifts to allow students to speak their truth through the medium of art. It’s the students giving the staff the beauty of being blessed with a career that gives back every minute of the day…now that’s what you call–COLLABORATION. The art that is CREATED from this teamwork is sold in the gallery and the artists benefit with a sense of accomplishment through a completed piece, and a paycheck with 60% of the sale for their work.
Here…exist the perfect community. With perfection comes the need to CULTIVATE so it can grow and thrive…create more art…create more truth…give back…every minute of the day.
CULTIVATE??? Are you interested??? There is so much you can do…you can borrow my mantra and CONNECT–COLLABORATE–CREATE–CULTIVATE and invest in these beautiful minds. By donating your time, you can be part of the celebration of art that happens here. Don’t have time????????? Harborside Studio is more than thrilled to accept donations, money or art supplies, so they can continue to grow and welcome more artists to the program.
Pictured here are some of the students with Valerie, one of the Instructors. It’s their activity hour and they are dressed and ready to watch belly dancing and drumming, enlightening students to other cultures and other art forms.
Harborside Studio–It’s pure art!!!
176 5th Avenue, North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
This is Safety Harbor, FL and this is my village…