Childrens artwork being put up for auction

Artwork from the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent being put up for auction.

For the fourth summer, local artist and Foundation director Tracy Bultje supervised a series of Mosaic Art Camps here at the Centre. Kids from the Centre participated in workshops. In each session, Tracy was assisted by a local professional artist. At the end of the camp, the guest artist selected one of the children’s pieces for the live auction. The artists also generously donate a piece of their own artwork. The kids also choose pieces that they would like to donate to our silent auction. We like to demonstrate the importance of “giving back” to the kids.

Professional artists who have donated pieces so far include Laurie Langford, Becky Fixter Vagners, Tracy Bultje, and new this year, local chainsaw sculpter Robbin Wenzoski.

The event is really cool, with performances  from the kids, a really tasty spread of hor d’oeuvres, artisan cheeses and meats, fine wines and micro brews. The excitement and anticipation during the live auction is also a lot of fun.

The funds are benefiting our Express Yourself campaign, supporting our adapted arts and music therapy programs at Centre. We offer dance classes, art classes, drama classes, photography glasses and blacklight theatre classes to kids who require extra assistance to be successful in a recreation setting. We also provide music therapy at the Centre. Neither our adapted arts nor music therapy programs are supported by government funding.

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