CareLink’s Building Community Through the Arts (BCTA), a program that provides hands-on art experiences for residents of the agency’s many sites, has concluded its 2020-21 activities.
Throughout the year, 57 individuals from across CareLink took part in take-in home art kits created by Main Line Art Center (MLAC) and six in-person workshops at MLAC, which provided opportunities to explore abstract self-portraits, printmaking, mixed media collage, botanical watercolor, hand-painted clay tiles, and abstract acrylic painting. BCTA also funded the purchase of craft supplies and materials—paints, canvases, paper, crayons, colored pencils, and more—for artwork that was produced by independent CareLink artists.
Though CareLink’s annual art show and sale was canceled for a second year due to COVID-19 exposure concerns, CareLink looks forward to hosting a public celebration of the agency’s artists in 2022.
Building Community Through the Arts is supported by a Program Stream grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. CareLink is grateful for the support, as well as the talent and enthusiasm of the artists and staff who make the BCTA program possible.