FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2021
Media Contact: Emily Rothrock Tate
Calm Waters to host inaugural art show, featuring local artists depicting hope after loss
Resilience Art Show Premieres August 7 at Opening Reception
Oklahoma City, OK, July 14 – Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, central Oklahoma’s grief center, is hosting Resilience: An Art Show & Auction August 7 – August 12, featuring over 30 pieces of local art interpreting resilience, life after loss, and hope after grief. All the proceeds from Resilience will benefit children and families who have experienced a loss due to death, divorce, or other significant loss.
The Art Show will kick off Saturday, August 7 at 5 pm at Calm Waters Center located at 501 N. Walker, Suite 140, Oklahoma City, where attendees will meet the local artists, bid on the art pieces, and enjoy wine and hors d ‘oeuvres.
“Art has such a beautiful way of communicating healing and hope, especially after loss,” said Erin Engelke, Calm Waters Executive Director. “We are grateful for the support of so many local artists as we launch this unique new event in Oklahoma City.”
Stacy Haggard, an artist from Edmond, Oklahoma is one of nearly 30 local artists donating pieces of art for Resilience and is honored to support the work of Calm Waters. Two of her adopted children attended Calm Waters support groups after the loss of their parents – Stacy’s sister and brother-in-law.
“In the midst of the hardest times as a family, counseling and having peers around that had been in similar situations meant the world,” Haggard said. “Knowing someone else has been there and experienced similar trauma is like a warm fuzzy blanket for our kids.”
Participating artists include Jessica Bartusch, Emma Difani, Chandler Domingos, Denise Duong, Stacy Haggard, Lindsay Harkness, Katelynn Noel Knick, Lana Lopez, Jacquelyn Musgrove, Rita Ortloff, Christie Owen, romy owens, Jamie Nickels, Nick Solis, Shirley Ann Thompson-Smith, and Taylor Young.
Art pricing will range between $50 and $2,000, with “buy it now” pricing available in person at the Art Show Reception on Saturday, August 7 or via silent auction online through Thursday, August 12.
Calm Waters’ inaugural Resilience art show is supported by Bank of Oklahoma, Peggy Kates, BancFirst, OG&E, David and Darla Krittenbrink, Tyler Bolton, Julie & Craig Knutson, Dr. Kay Goebel, and Lana and Dave Lopez.
To learn more about sponsorship and for more details on attending the Art Show Opening, visit Calmwaters.org.
About Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families provides FREE grief support services for children and families on their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss. Since beginning in 1992, Calm Waters has served more than 50,000 individuals across the Greater OKC Metro Area through their Center and School Support Groups. For more information about Calm Waters and its services, visit Calmwaters.org or call 405-841-4800. Calm Waters is a proud United Way of Central Oklahoma Partner Agency.