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I wanted to share this wonderful video clip with the ArtId community. By way of introduction, Best Buddies is a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. For the last 3 years, Best Buddies Springfield has paired local artists with Best Buddy artists to create art for auction at our annual Artistic Abilities Fundraiser.
This year, we were fortunate to have Fuzzy Clock Productions (fuzzyclockvideo.blogspot.com) produce a short trailer of the collaboration between two local artists in the Western Mass area, Steven Kennedy and Michelle Delicci. Steven is a student at the Riverside Arts Workshop studying with Denise Herzog, one of the founders of One Cottage St. Arts Alliance. One of the paintings produced over the three days the two artists worked together was auctioned at the Best Buddies fundraiser in Springfield, MA on October 23rd and sold for $450 ~ the remainder of the paintings will be auctioned at various upcoming Riverside Arts Workshop fund raising events.
On a personal note, my son Andrew is profoundly deaf and special needs. I have seen the power of healing and expression through his artwork. It is my profound honor to work with the Artistic Abilities Event and to be able to share Steven & Michelle's artistic collaborative process. This is a 10 min. trailer which gives a good flavor of what the finished program will look like and it's well worth the watch! Anyone who has ever taught art class or collaborated with other artists will be inspired.
Enjoy "Painting My Dreams"......