Tuesday, May 26, 2015

365 Project - Day 146 - "Escape to the Arts"

May 26, 2015 - "Escape to the Arts"

Today we donated three boxes of mat boards and scraps from my brother's picture framing shop to the "Escape to the Arts" program here in Danbury, CT.

These were the mats that did not sell during our liquidation sale for the shop... and the last thing we wanted (or Peter would have wanted) to do was to toss them in the dumpster. So now they've found a new home at a wonderful organization which provides art classes to area children.

I used to be a volunteer at "Escape to the Arts" in the mid-90s... when it was just an independent organization operating out of an empty used car dealership on Main Street. In the last 20-plus-years the car dealership has been long since torn down and replaced by a Walgreens... while "Escape to the Arts" has grown, and is now part of the Regional YMCA.

Some of these mat boards will surround the work of a young artist... Others will become blank canvases for paintings or drawings... And I'm sure that each time one is used my brother will be smiling.

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