Peaceful Living, Harleysville Member Since September 2011 Artist Statement John Updike famously said that “What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” At Peaceful Living's community center, Creative Gifts, we delight to find those spaces where people of all abilities can have room for their spirit to breath.
pARTners is one such space. Individuals with disability pARTner with their community mentors in a process of creation involving tape, colorful acrylic paint, games and friendship. As the layers grow on canvas, we recognize the layers which have gone into each of us to make us unique, and the layers that go into community which make each person precious.
So welcome! In all your uniqueness, we invite you to give your own spirit some breathing room as you browse our galleries and connect with our stories. And if you find that one artistic expression which inspires you, feel free to purchase an original, a print, or cards as available, directly supporting our creative, connective process.