Guests will enjoy a lunch sponsored by the Fresh Market and prepared by Jessica Jones, the River City Food Co-op Manager. Guests will also see a preview of spring fashions from Wildflower Boutique and take home a piece of art created by Patchwork artists.
New this year is a silent auction with a variety of wonderful items contributed for guests to bid on.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support all of the programming that Patchwork provides. It supports things like children in the Arts & Smarts program dreaming about their future lives and using these dreams to inspire wearable sculptures built on sunglasses (Get it? Their futures are so bright…).
The sculptures started with an entire display stand of sunglasses that Jane found in a gas station for $2, idea sketches by each child, a crazy assortment of found objects, and plenty of hot glue.
I’ve also been enjoying the kids’ commentary on a recent survey asking the kids whether they enjoy making things from clay. Answers range from “Yes!!!!!! Yes!!!!” to “It is a joy” and “Yes I do very very very much.” The survey also showed that the group improved its understanding of clay construction techniques.
Activities like these plus other things like our food pantry and neighborhood hospitality are available to those we serve at no cost to those individuals thanks to generous donations from people like you. Thanks!