FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago Art Studio Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Month
‘How We Make It 2017’ Exhibition + Screening + Dinner
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and the week of April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week! Like many nonprofits, The Arts of Life relies heavily on the dedication and support of its strong volunteer base. During the most recent fiscal year, its 85 volunteers and interns have given more than 8,600 hours of their time to further The Arts of Life’s mission to providing high quality, innovative services for adults with developmental disabilities.
That’s why The Arts of Life is celebrating with the 2017 How We Make It Exhibition, which will showcase the many artistic talents of its interns and volunteers. Accompanying the art opening will be a memorial for founding artist Veronica “Granny” Cuculich whose extraordinary life and art continues to inspire The Arts of Life community. During the event, there will be a viewing of the documentary feature Life and Where I’m At: The Life and Art of Veronica Cuculich (45min), which showcases Granny’s important role in the creation of The Arts of Life. Guests will enjoy a free potluck dinner featuring all of Ms. Cuculich’s favorite foods. The evening’s beverage sponsor will be Temperance Beer Company.
What: 2017 How We Make It Exhibition
When: Friday, April 21, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: The Arts of Life’s Chicago Studio, 2010 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
More info: http://artsoflife.org/howwemakeit2017
About The Arts of Life
The Arts of Life’s mission is to advance the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership.
Opened in 2000, The Arts of Life was the first program in Chicago to provide employment in the arts for adults with developmental disabilities. The studio serves as both an alternative day program and creative epicenter for its artists. Funded partly by the Department of Human Services, The Arts of Life also greatly depends on fundraising efforts and grants to sustain its program. Visit our website at: http://artsoflife.org