Residents of group homes run by Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan can sell their art, thanks to a Milwaukee gallery. Ranch Community Services teaches disabled people daily living skills and provides vocational training. The program includes arts therapy — at right is a piece by Ricky Bold. For three years, the Grava Gallery has hosted their artwork in September, including an opening night gala.
"They are so nervous, but so excited at the same time, because the night is about them and what they love to do," case manager Robyn Kelly of RCS said in the LSS Connections. The artists keep a portion of the money and the rest goes to the gallery, which each year has donated the money back to LSS along with the framing and matting costs.
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