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Greetings Friends,

As the new year approaches, many quite often dread the post-holiday sadness and sugar withdrawal that requires a few more hours in the gym. Others, however, are elated to approach a time of new possibility, goals and themes. Each new year brings excitement of the unknown.

Our team is excited for 2016 and the plans in store.

Sometimes, the joy and beauty of a new year cannot be put to words. Sometimes, we need a powerful, visual depiction.

Have you heard of As We Are?

As We Are is an Australian nonprofit that “brings joy and wellbeing to the lives of artists who have an intellectual disability and those who are part of the experience.”

Here are some of their pieces: 

Mystic Mountain by John Verjans

John Verjans, Mystic Mountain, 2012, acrylic on canvas

 

Inspired by Nature by Jackie Anderson

Jackie Anderson, Inspired by Naure, 2012, clay

 

Hyde Park Autumn (detail) by Joel Peachey

Joel Peachey, Hyde Park Autumn (detail), 2012, oil on canvas

 

Glow Series by Katrina Barber

Katrina Barber, Glow Series, 2015, ink on Perspex with LED light strip backlighting

 

We hope your 2016 is as bright, bold, and beautiful as these works. Happy New Year!

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