Artists at Home

 

Artists at Home 2016 Christmas Gift Gallery

November 5, 2016

10: a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Main Lounge

Canteen Available

To rent a Spot call Sheila @ 306-764-7115

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Artists at Home

Who we are and when do we meet?

Artists at Home is a volunteer based art, crafts and painting program that is spearheaded by the creative and artistic crafter, Sheila Headrick and assisted by Janice Jacques along with many other volunteers.  The group meets two or three Saturday mornings a month in the main lounge.   Sheila has spent a lifetime crafting and has always wanted to share her talents and expertise with the residents showing  that they too could be creative and artistic.

What do we do?

The Residents love to paint! They’ve created landscapes, flowers, birds, abstracts and more.  You can see their work hung throughout MSJ Home.  Their best pieces are shown at the Annual Art Gala hosted by  PAPHR every year in September. Each special care home takes part in the Gala which is the kickoff to Special Care Home Week. The paintings are sold in a silent auction with select pieces sold in a “Live” auction.

How do we support our volunteer program?

Proceeds from each painting sold at the Gala go back to the Home in which the Resident artist resides. The money is used to support art programs throughout the year. The Artists at Home do many other crafts besides paint.  The group has made bracelets that tell the story of the life of Jesus Christ.  The bracelets are available for $10 each.  They are beautifully packaged and make great gifts.


Artists at Home host an annual Christmas Gift Gallery in November with a variety of tempting wares to delight your Christmas spirit. New items such as tupperware, Scentsy, Sunset Gourmet Food Company and a plentiful selection of homemade Christmas baking to satisfy any sweet tooth, beautiful handmade knitted crafts and the most luscious Christmas wreaths you’ve ever seen and so much more! 

Mont St. Joseph is a registered Eden Alternative home.  The Eden philosophy endeavors to alleviate the three plagues of all communities:  loneliness, helplessness and boredom.  Sheila and Janice are both Eden coaches and strive to do just that with the Saturday morning art group.  For some of the residents it is a chance to visit and share a laugh over a cup of coffee; for others it’s a chance to renew their inner creative genius!  Many residents paint or craft for the first time in their life – you can’t imagine the look of pride when they see their painting framed and hung up on the wall or the look of joy on their face when they give one of their crafts away as a gift to someone special.

 Artists at Home is completely self sufficient.  The art group has received donations of money and art supplies from various sources and has recently received a very generous donation from Prince Albert and Area Community Foundation.  With the generosity of the community and proceeds from their art sales, their program continues to grow and sustain itself.
Sheila and Janice were nominated in 2013 for a “Health Excellence Award” for their team approach for the art program.  Their certificate is hung proudly on display in the art room.

Artists at Home gratefully invite volunteers to join them on Saturday mornings.  The art group needs help portering residents to and from crafts, serving refreshments and also working one on one with our residents who need a little extra help during this time.  If you are interested in joining our group, please call Janice at 306-953-4501.  We welcome everyone to visit us on Saturday mornings!

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