ARTISTS OF HOPE
The Art Program at the Mustard Seed began February 7th, 2017 as a weekly drop-in on Thursday evenings after the evening meal has been served. Anyone wanting to participate is welcome and art supplies are provided in the form of paint, pastels, charcoals, pencils and markers. This is still the case today, as we celebrate almost 13 years of the art program. In 2010, a second art program was added for artists who attend regularly. Their art is on display in River City Revival House . Many of these same artists have participated in art shows and art displays since 2010. Art nights are encouraging and supportive as the artists talk about themselves or a piece of art they are working on. They help one another with their artwork, and provide suggests and feedback on how someone can improve or change different elements of their work. As a result the art program has brought a sense of belonging to the community, a sense that friends are near. Through this program it is clear that art brings people together, art changes people, art heals people.
All proceeds from the sale of any artwork goes directly to the artist.
To purchase any artwork please contact Rachel de Leon at (780)-660-6604 or email@example.com
For more information about the Mustard Seed please visit www.theseed.ca
ARTISTS OF HOPE WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT RIVER CITY REVIVAL HOUSE UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER
Lack of money is one dimension of poverty . Poverty is also a lack of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Founded in 1984, The Mustard Seed has been changing lives for more than 30 years and has operations in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary. The Mustard Seed is a Christian organization with the mission to alleviate poverty and homelessness through acceptance, empowerment and practical solutions. The Mustard Seed is a save supportive place where individuals can have their physical needs met, and can also begin to heal and grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually; it provides meals, food, clothing and community for those living in poverty, as well as short-term and long-term solutions to move people beyond poverty towards a sustainable life change. Through different community building activities, The Mustard Seed provides opportunity for friendships to grow while exploring gifts and talents of people. This is where the Artists of Hope Program fits in.