Visible artist, Stacey Haggard, posing with two of her previous summary canvas items. Haggard is one in all 30 taking part artists and has entered two canvases for the Saturday, August 7, 2021 Resilience Artwork Present and Public sale for Calm Waters.

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A grief middle in Oklahoma is planning an artwork present and public sale to assist households coping with loss.

Calm Waters Middle for Kids and Households is internet hosting Resilience: An Artwork Present & Public sale on Aug. 7 by way of Aug. 12.

Organizers say the artwork present will characteristic over 30 items of native artwork that expresses resilience, life after loss, and hope after grief.

All of the proceeds will profit kids and households who’ve skilled loss.

“Artwork has such a gorgeous method of speaking therapeutic and hope, particularly after loss,” mentioned Erin Engelke, Calm Waters Government Director. “We’re grateful for the assist of so many native artists as we launch this distinctive new occasion in Oklahoma Metropolis.”

The artwork present will kick off Saturday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. at Calm Waters Middle, situated at 501 N. Walker, Suite 140, Oklahoma Metropolis, the place attendees will meet the native artists, bid on the artwork items and revel in wine and hors d ‘oeuvres. 

“Within the midst of the toughest instances as a household, counseling and having friends round that had been in comparable conditions meant the world,” Stacey Haggard, an artist from Edmond, mentioned. “Figuring out another person has been there and skilled comparable trauma is sort of a heat fuzzy blanket for our children.”

Artwork pricing will vary between $50 and $2,000, with “purchase it now” pricing accessible in particular person on the artwork present reception on Saturday, Aug. 7 or by way of silent public sale on-line by way of Thursday, Aug. 12.

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