The Johns Creek Foundation recently awarded the Johns Creek Arts Center $7,200 for senior outreach art programs. This grant will afford the Johns Creek Arts Center the opportunity to provide free art enrichment to seniors through quality art workshops that include ceramics, silk painting, mosaic and more to local senior assisted living centers and active adult communities.
The centers are typically unable to afford these specialized art workshops, so this grant is an opportunity to provide their members with exposure to art, which is proven to be a great stress reducer with therapeutic benefits.
The Johns Creek Arts Center has been well received at centers and has also offered workshops on-site in its clay studio. The last ceramic workshop for seniors was so successful that they held a party to display their ceramic pieces to their friends and relatives.
The Johns Creek Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in all aspects of the community within the city of Johns Creek. Through the support of non-profit organizations, the Johns Creek Foundation focuses on the enhancement of recreational, cultural and education initiative, and the strengthening of Johns Creek’s unique community spirit.
The Foundation recognizes the contribution that art programs make to its mission.
“I and the other board members value the relationship with JCAC and their commitment to the community at large” says Johns Creek House Representative and Treasurer of the JC Foundation, Lynne Riley.
“We are fortunate that we live in a community that recognizes the benefit of art programs for seniors and that we have a foundation that will help support these types of valuable programs,” said Gail Hisle, JCAC Executive Director.
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