I want to update you with some innovative changes that Alex Cripe has been bringing to the Art program in Doorways. If you recall, she has successfully held an Art Fair at Janus for the past 3 years as a community service project for the Aktion Club. Recently as we have explored additional income earning opportunities for our clients, we began to research the option of clients selling the art work they create and receiving a commission for pieces sold.
The City of Fishers has dedicated itself to sponsoring a number of events to highlight March as Disabilities Awareness Month. As a part of this, Janus was invited to display our clients’ art work in City Hall for the entire month. On Friday evening, Alex and I hosted a table at an opening reception at the Fishers City Hall. It was so encouraging to see how well everyone responded to the art pieces that Alex selected for the show.
Our highlight was that one of the art pieces we brought sold right away! It is a painting of a squirrel painted by Seth Johnson. So, he will be the first client to receive a commission check for his art!!!!
Kudos to Alex for envisioning this wonderful creative opportunity and successfully implementing it!!