Caroline Liu - @catsandart
Charity: The Art of Life
The Arts of Life provides access to studio spaces and programming to artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization helps to foster collective experiences that strengthens their arts practice, as well as their leadership skills. I chose this organization for a variety of reasons that resonate with me personally. For a few years, I worked as a home health aide for children and adults with disabilities. I now have close bonds with many of the families I used to work with, and I've seen firsthand how important and impactful the arts can be. My work is also very much a therapeutic practice to me. As an artist who has a handful of invisible disabilities, my art practice is so essential in providing me with a sense of grounding, purpose, and visual exploration of my everyday struggles. I would love to be able to give back to an organization that helps others to grow, explore, and find respite within their art practice.
Learn More Here: https://artsoflife.org