Chapel Haven Artists Usher In Holiday Spirit

December 10, 2021, by Lucy Gellman- "Jolysa Anthony waved her hand over a fresh batch of soy candles, and began to tell the story of how they came to be. Rachael Warden made the pitch for eucalyptus, orange and lavender essential oils that could transform a home into an impromptu day spa. Danny Bress looked over for a pint-sized cricket loom, studying a toffee-colored textile still in progress. All of them are makers at UARTS, an initiative of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center that trains adults with developmental disabilities to make and sell art. Born seven years ago as a pilot, the program is now thriving on Chapel Haven’s Whalley Avenue campus. Thursday evening, artists held their first open house in over two years. Soy candles, hand-printed aprons, Chapel Haven swag, wooden ornaments and dyed silk scarves all filled the room. A concurrent fair for Chapel Haven’s Art Guild unfolded one room over; more on that below..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

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