Senior community paints for a good cause
Local artists lead event held in support of Alzheimer's Association
A "Sip & Paint" event held March 19 at the senior living community combined the arts, fine wine and dedication to a worthy cause in one enjoyable evening.
"The 'Sip & Paint' gathering brought together a group of people who displayed their artistic abilities while sharing in a glass of wine and friendly conversation – all while supporting a very important cause," said Sandy English, Director of Sales and Marketing at Colonial Courtyard at Clearfield.
Clearfield artist Anna Marie Toto was the instructor to 15 people who produced paintings. She was assisted by Linda Schultz, another area artist. The artwork was created in the Activity Room at Colonial Courtyard at Clearfield, located at 1300 Leonard Street. The $20 donation included painting supplies, cheese and crackers, and wine.
"The turnout was solid and everyone had a great time," English said. "We hope to hold similar fundraisers in the future. Before the event we anticipated a night of socializing while the 'artists' created their own paintings to take home. We met those expectations and supported the Alzheimer's Association. It's a win-win."
A Clearfield resident, Toto is a member of Susquehanna River Arts Center of Clearfield (SRACC), Art in Common in Altoona and the Liddle Gallery. Her work has been exhibited at local venues such as Clearfield Hospital, the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library, and the Clearfield YMCA. A Clearfield artist, Schultz has had her work displayed throughout the region.
Sandy English, Director of Sales and Marketing