Our calendars feature original paintings that were created as part of the Art Together Project. People with and without developmental disabilities collaborated on paintings that reflected their view of an annual theme. The partners worked together to share their thoughts and ideas on to canvas. Each paintings tells a unique story about the artists and their views of what brings people together and what brings them joy.
Theme “To Build”
Lawrence Atwater & Hitomi Imamura
Lawrence and I were inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.
We enjoyed painting Vancouver together!
Conrad Der & Emily Ostapovitch
We painted deer because we should protect them from other animals. Deer
are pretty nice, like rabbits too. Our painting is nice and pretty, and wonderful.
We liked painting together. It was awesome and totally rad.
Christina Bruce & Petyo Brodnan
Built out of colours, happiness, friendship, trust and dreams!
Sue Allen & Betty Allen
Having a friend is a blessing and a gift. When dear friends move away – we
welcome them to visit with love and joy.
Linda Staudacher and Eresi Bira
A good laugh cheers the heart.
Keep smiling and be happy in your home.
Rose Marie Hayward & Ivana Svadlenova
British Columbia is a very large place. Sometimes human beings might
feel lost in such an isolated place and the same in the big city. Even though
there are millions of people around, surrounded by sky-skrapers, the
loneliness is sneaking around like the air we breathe. Such a paradox isn’t it?
The shining city and the silence of nature, the emptiness is still there, touching
our inner selves. We used the symbols of the modern city and also of the teepee,
totem pole and nature.
Guy Holland & Alex Richmond
We like to paint together. We took turns designing a house that we would
both like to live in, plain and simple! That’s it.
Ilonka Klein & Anne Hampel
Ein schöner Schirm. Ein Plastik—Regenschirm.
A beautiful umbrella . A plastic umbrella.
Garth Prothero & Brett Klippenstein
The metro towers tower over all of Metrotown.
Melina Boote & Dianne Koci
Our painting is about building home, the different birds represent
community build by disparate folks and each bringing their gifts,
there’s a hidden bird that represents how the invisible acts of
kindness are so valuable.
Patrick Byron & Jackie Zhuang
This is the dream office for the Neighbours helping Neighbours program!
Theresa Meyers & Annelise Jacky
Colours, pictures of dear Rick, comfortable bed, prayer corner,
exercise bike and the……remote control!
Philip Beeby & Madison Snider
The painting Philip and I did is a representation of Emily House. It
is one of Philips favourite buildings and also the place where we build
home, build our lives and build friendships.
Mary Hillhouse & Jennifer Rodriguez
Our painting represents the beauty of building community. As two people
who have been involved in our own community of L’Arche for a very
long time, we felt like this was the perfect depiction of the sense of togetherness
that you feel while building community.
Niall McNeil & Peter McKinley
This painting represents the importance of building patience. We have
all experienced events, situations, tasks or even people that drove us
“up the wall”. Even this painting, the techniques we used and finding the
time to complete our work, threw up doubts and frustration. However, the
challenges we face can become much easier once we learn a little patience.
Forget the results and enjoy the process.
Paul Kierans & Fairy Lagrada
…..which God built too!
Delinda Perry & Landys Klyne
Delinda and Landys love doing puzzles! Why? Because we love working
together, hanging out together, and just wasting time together. We chose
a house because it’s a symbol of our life together.