Gratitude for gratitude

PeltedThe studio has been graced by the presence of local artist, Deborah Stevenson. On December 4th, she posted this heartfelt message on Facebook:

“I’ve been very isolated from community this past year, since having to leave Brooklyn to live now in a very small town in Maine. But I have found it, in a place called OAR – the great brainchild of artist Julie H. Rose. OAR = Open Art Room, where anyone can come for 4 hours a day, when she opens her studio at Waterfall Arts to host a space full of supplies and northern light and good vibes, to make art and keep company with other folks.

In the days I have gone there, I have made the collages I’ve been posting. I want to acknowledge the grace of this space, and the welcome and warmth it has provided me, and others. Julie’s openhearted generosity is a massive gift to this small town.”

-Deborah Stevenson

Deborah is an accomplished painter and collage artist. She models exactly what we hoped for the studio; participants helping each other.

A reminder that we can’t do this without funds! Need a last tax deduction before the end of 2015? You can get one by donating to The OAR here. Please specify the intent of your donation in the comments section. Happy Holidays!