A few months ago I was asked to emcee an event put on by L’Arche, an international organization that supports those with developmental disabilities. I gladly accepted and The Art of Being Together will take place this Saturday in Burnaby.
The Art of Being Together
Saturday March 6, 2010 from 1:00-5:00pm
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC
From the Finalists Gallery: Meditations on Integration by Rocio Graham
For the last 35 years, the people in the L’Arche Greater Vancouver community have experienced each other’s joy, pain and the challenges of walking together every day. We need to be together to build mutual relationships and maintain them. There is an art in living together in L’Arche and this art can be a model to the wider community. We acknowledge that we need each other and that together we are stronger.
Last weekend judges selected eight finalists from the contributed pieces that will be showcased and auctioned off. The public will also be able to vote on their favourite piece for a “People’s Choice” award. During the event everyone is invited to create their own painting that will be donated to South Burnaby Neighbourhood House as well. Artwork has been contributed by those living with and without developmental disabilities and it will be up for sale alongside silent auction items.
Please feel free to join us on Saturday. Admission is only $5 and there will be some great works showcased and available for purchase all befitting a wonderful cause.