The Art of Friendship: a gallery displaying that each and every one of us has what to offer has something to contribute, no matter what they may look or act like, no matter what their ability or capability may be. This year long program culminates in what proves to be a most meaningful, inspirational and heartfelt event, for the children, their parents, extended family. Including the extended Friendship Circle family – our donors and friends.
The Art of Friendship exhibit is a development of the EmpowerArt program created by Bear Givers, a New York-based organization that provides children in need with opportunities to feel the pride and joy of engaging in acts of kindness and generosity. The EmpowerArt Program gives children who have special needs, or are hospitalized, an opportunity to express their creativity and showcase their artwork in a professional gallery setting with art shows that benefit their schools, hospitals, and programs. The children’s experience is positive and empowering. They feel validated, confident and proud. It is an exciting feeling for them to see their work being shown and purchased, and this is furthered by the knowledge that they are raising funds for their organization.