The theme for this year's show was the butterfly. "We chose the butterfly because it is a natural work of art, and it is viewed around the world as a symbol representing endurance, change, hope and life," explained Janelle Cesari, a Community Resources Coordinator at Greenspring.
Artwork on display included fabric art, sculpture, ceramics, acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor and photography. Art plays a prominent role among Greenspring's more than 185 resident-run clubs, including the Visual Arts Group, which plans art classes and lectures on campus. The Visual Arts Group also plays an important role with Greenspring's Art Wall, which showcases a different artist's work every two months. Each time the Art Wall changes, the community hosts a reception so that residents and staff can meet the featured artist.
Other art program features enjoyed by resident artists include three on-site craft rooms, including one with a kiln, as well as the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by one another while exploring their creative side and developing their talents.
The annual Art Show is a celebration of these artists and the transformative power of their gifts and hard work. Like the butterfly, their art enhances the beauty of our environment and community.