Developmental Disabilities and Art

$3.5 million was the top bid made Thursday at the Heffel auction in Toronto for a painting done by Lawren Harris, a member of the Group of Seven. Lawren Harris, is personally, my favorite artist from the Group of Seven, despite the fact that his paintings graced the cover of many of my dreaded childhood piano repertoire books. Today, I look at Lawren Harris’s artwork and am reminded of some of the great artwork the folks at our Main Street Drop-In do. The people we support at the Developmental Disabilities Association, are in many cases, also very gifted artists. They fashion beautiful clay raku-style masks:

Create paint and photo montages:

And take gorgeous photos:

The people we support at the Developmental Disabilities Association do all sorts of wonderful artwork. Although their art might not have bids of $3.5 million at auctions, they’re all very well thought out, special, and meaningful pieces by some people with very big hearts.

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