FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 14, 2022
Media Contact: Abby Sholar
Calm Waters to host Resilience Art Show, free gallery event featuring local artists depicting hope after loss
Resilience Art Show Premieres June 25 at the Calm Waters Center in Midtown OKC
Oklahoma City, OK, June 14 –
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, central Oklahoma’s only grief center, is hosting Resilience: An Art Show & Auction on Saturday, June 25, at Calm Waters Center located at 501 N. Walker, Suite 140, Oklahoma City. The gallery event will be come-and-go for guests from 5-9pm. Entry, along with drinks and appetizers, is free to the public.
More than 30 local artists are participating by displaying more than 40 pieces of art interpreting resilience, life after loss, and hope after grief. All the proceeds from Resilience will benefit children and families who have experienced grief due to death, divorce or other significant loss.
Beer has been donated by Lively Beer Works, food will be catered by 84 Hospitality, and entertainment will feature local aerialist, the Flying Okie.
The online auction will open with the gallery on Saturday, June 25, at 5pm, and close Thursday, June 30, at noon. Interested buyers can view the art and make bids or “buy it now” purchases at calmwaters.org/resilience-art-show/.
“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 host this unique event in Oklahoma City.”
Stacy Haggard, an artist from Edmond, Oklahoma, is one of more than 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.”
Art pricing will range between $50 and $2,000, with “buy it now” pricing available in person at the Art Show Reception on Saturday, June 25 or via silent auction online through Thursday, June 30. To learn more about sponsorship or for more details on attending the Art Show Opening, visit Resilience Art Show (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.