Earlier this month Good Girl shared an upbeat story on Autism – Autism is a Green Light, Not a Dead End. As follow up, here's another upbeat message on Autism that shows us another green light and a very good purpose, too.
The Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, Massachusetts isn't just a gallery. Just like the label says, it’s a gallery with a very good purpose. The gallery works with professional artists who share their skills and passion through workshops, lectures and exhibits. Working together, the gallery and the artists enrich lives through arts and creativity as they integrate young individuals with Autism and other Learning Differences into the surrounding community.
It's not too late to find a gift with meaning and as it happens… purpose. And wow! You are in for a treat! With many beautiful, handcrafted objects on display, you are sure to find Good Things Made by Good People…such as hand bound journals by Michael Vincent Bushy; pottery by Michael Boroniec; jewelry by Elemental Vintage; pottery by Daniel Bellow; prints and cards by Laurie May Coyle; sea glass jewelry by Michael McManmon; and handmade wreaths by Daisy Stone.
Works by Jimmy Reagan are currently on view. Diagnosed at age three with Autism, Jimmy found art expression to ‘voice’ his dreams and experiences. His unique style is born out of a struggle to communicate his ideas. His art radiates his ability to bring fresh perspective as he re-imagines things in bright color and distorted, inverted shapes.
This holiday season buy local and you’re sure to find a gift with meaning. Not only will it give you a Good Purpose it will leave you feeling very Good all over. And Good is good.
But, wait! Finding a good purpose isn't just for Christmas. The Good Purpose Gallery has good things lined up all year long. Take a moment to follow the gallery on facebook or visit Good Purpose gallery for upcoming events. There’s A LOT more good to be found here and like the gallery awning says:
YOU WERE MADE FOR GOOD PURPOSE AND ARE INHERENTLY VALUABLE