In Conversation with Jane Appleby, Community Art Project leader

Creating Beauty Together

Jane Appleby is excited about her role as the Community Art Project leader at the L’Arche Greater Vancouver’s Art of Being Together event this Saturday.  Jane is passionate about art and the opportunities it provides to bring people together.  Here are some of her thoughts about what you can expect when you stop by the Community Art Project this Saturday.

How you feel about working with L’Arche at this event?

The community of L’Arche always makes me feel welcomed and loved. When working with and around people with disabilities, I recognize some beautiful truths about the simplicity of love and how genuine it is in those who have special needs.

What you would like to see accomplished through the Community Art piece?

I hope the community project is a joint effort of working together to make a joyful painting in which the various flowers, like us, work together to make a lovely scene.

What people can expect in the Community Art area.  Do they need to be creative or artistic types to participate?

We can expect an open table with acrylics on a palette and brushes to paint a flower of choice onto canvas. All visitors will be encouraged to participate.

We hope to offer encouragement for people who have never painted before, helping with colour mixing, and ideas if needed. We also welcome those who are artistic among us to contribute their talent.

I see this art project as a sum of our abilities to work together with a joyful, thankful heart while bringing to it what we can. In this way I expect it to be a masterpiece!

The finished work themed “Community Garden” will be presented to Carol Mothershill,  CEO of the Fair Haven Home as an extension of friendship and mission to the wider community.

Jane Appleby (far right) at our inaugural Art of Being Together in 2010.

About L'Arche Greater Vancouver

L'Arche Greater Vancouver is a charitable organization that provides residential care and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities. We are located in Burnaby, BC Canada.
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