RESILIENCE: An Art Show & Auction
Introducing RESILIENCE, a new fundraiser benefitting Calm Waters grief support groups through an in-person art which opens on June 25 at 5 PM at Calm Waters Center, 501 N. Walkers, Suite 140, and a virtual silent auction that will the open same day as the art show and close on Thursday, June 30 at Noon.
Art pricing ranged between $50 and $2,000, with “buy it now pricing” available.
Over 20 local artists will submit up to two pieces of art that interprets their version of resilience, life after loss, and hope after grief. The proceeds of each sold piece will be split 80/20 between Calm Waters and the artist.
The fifth annual Camp Courage is Calm Waters’ 3-day art camp, July 19, 20 and 21, 2022 for children who have experienced a recent loss through death, divorce, incarceration, deportation, deployment, and foster/adoptive care issues. Camp registration is $30 per person and thanks to the generosity of sponsors, several scholarships are available.
Camp Courage provides a safe and healing environment that allows children to express their feelings of loss through art. Camp activities include artist-led drawing, painting, mixed media, dance, yoga, gardening, and much more and the last day of camp will end with a gallery art show for their families and peers.
Ripples of Hope
Ripples of Hope is an annual breakfast fundraiser held each fall at the Will Rogers Theatre, with 150 to 200 attendees.
Individual tickets are $50 and sponsorship levels range from $500-$5,000.
The 2019 inaugural event featured keynote speaker, Elizabeth Clinton, whose father was one of four men wrongly convicted of a tragic murder in Ada, Oklahoma, leaving her without a father for the 12 years he was in prison. Her family’s story was featured in the compelling Netflix and John Grisham documentary and book, The Innocent Man, released December 2018.
Every dollar raised during Ripples of Hope will support children, teens and adults who have experienced traumatic loss due to death or divorce.
Calm Waters’ in-house clinicians Heather Warfield, LMFT, Clinical and Programs Director, and Jordan Park, LMFT candidate, Assistant Director of Clinical Community Engagement, host several in-person and virtual workshops throughout each calendar year about mental health, grief, marriage, relationships, and parenting.
Past topics have included Grief and Loss during COVID-19, Helping Clients Through Grief and Loss, Couples and Cabin Fever, Fighting Family Burnout During a Pandemic, and Coping With Grief during winter and summer holidays.
Attendance is free with registration and workshop recordings and presentation slides are available after each workshop concludes.