Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Art Partners I - In The Beginning

Sunday, I was lucky enough to be invited back to photograph ArtPartners' Day at Dr. John Cortopassi's office in Hoover.  VSA ArtPartners pairs local artists and children and young adults with disabilities or chronic illnesses to create amazing art all year long. Later in the summer, this work will be auctioned off at their annual fundraiser. More on that later!

The blank canvas
Lily gets a warm welcome from Dr. C.
Each year, Dr. Cortopassi opens his office to his very special patients and what a fun time it is. There's lots of laughter and hugs, but also face painting and the making of art going on. In the middle of all the glee, the ice cream truck pulls up in front and well, you can imagine what happens next.  All in all, it was a wonderful day for the young artists, their art partners,  parents, Dr. C... and the photographer.

Today a little about how it looks at the beginning.  I will feature more photos throughout the next week.

Artist Jayne Morgan and her friend chat about what they are going to
create together. 

Mary Susan Lewis and Ryan get started!


s.c said...

Art must be for everyone, but this is still a great idea. Like it.

Kate said...

And, i bet they produce amazing art. Can't wait to see more photos you have taken of the event.

Anonymous said...

Dr. C and Lily are absolutely charmers.

William Kendall said...

It looks like fun for the kids!