2019 Haymarket Center Fundraising Luncheon-Volunteer of the Year Award

This year's fundraising luncheon for Haymarket Center which treats addiction and recovery, we were awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award!  The event was held at the Union League Club and this year we raised over 150,000.00 dollars.  Three group paintings painted by the clients were raffled and sold.  The clients individual paintings which were done in October, became the centerpieces for the theme Blue Sky Dreams.  Each of the 30 clients were represented by their painting displayed on an easel in the center of each table on top of a lit cloud of batting material and scattered with confetti stars.  See the video for pictures @https://animoto.com/play/ZeyD9BdUwmVPZ5C571g6W

The paintings were done by 30 clients and we used the medium of acrylic pour painting.  Our discussions revolved around the colors that they chose, the one that became the most dominant, the changes that they were seeing, how much control they had over the paint and what they liked about the design that developed.   We discovered that these questions were art appreciation questions, as well as helping the clients discover what the art was saying to them personally.  When asked what they thought that the art was trying to say to them personally, not one was at a loss for words and all discovered something about their life, their future and their recovery.


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