I enjoy making money, but I also enjoy doing other stuff, like moviesand basketball. I like my staff, and I love to talk to others. I am a leader at Work, and I like to be involved in Self-Advocacy. I am happy when I go to Work, it is a fun place to be.
“Work” by Frances Roberts
“First the artwork, then the poem, ” this is Chicago studio member Frances Roberts’s unique way of making art. After she finishes a drawing or painting, Frances then writing a poem about that illustration. Using poetry to describe her artwork, Frances is able to add a beautiful depth to each of her pieces. When Frances first started coming to The Arts of Life in 2004, she was thrilled that she finally found a place that truly embraces her unique form of art making.
Our artists are constantly exploring new art methods and mediums. Along with Frances’ poetry, our artists create music, performance, prints, sculptures, and comics. We want to continue to expose our artists to new ways of art making and give them the materials they need to grow artistically, but we need help from people like you!
This month, we are asking you to donate toward our campaign to raise $30,000. Your support will enable us to provide services even when the state’s financial resources have run out and Illinois freezes payments to providers.
Here’s what you can do:
A donation of $13 a month pays for one artist’s art supplies for the entire year;
A donation of $50 a month frames one studio’s artwork for an entire year;
A donation of $106.50 transports one artist to and from the studio for an entire year.
It’s that simple. Any donation, no matter how large or small, makes a difference.Your ongoing support made our success possible and now we need your help to move forward.
Thank you for being a part of The Arts of Life community!
P.S. Your donation ensures that we can continueto support artists like Frances who walk to beat of their own drum and inspire all of our artists to express themselves though different forms of art.