September 22, 2022
RCS Empowers, Inc. was thrilled to be able to host their annual art show in person for the first time in two years!
The two-day event was held on September 13 and 14 from 9am to 7pm and drew tremendous community support. RCS participants created over 850 pieces of artwork to display and community members purchased several hundred of them! All proceeds from the sales were given directly to the original creator of the sold piece.
An additional boost to the event was a vibe@5 partnership event with the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce. Roughly 60 business community guests joined the event as members of either the Sheboygan Chamber or the RCS Board of Directors.
During the vibe@5 event, RCS President Martha VandeLeest highlighted the growing art program at RCS, which includes a partnership with the John Michael Kohler Art Center (JMKAC) and the starting of an art club. Additional staff at RCS gave updates on all of the exciting happenings at the organization. You can check out the full video here.
The last speaker at the vibe@5 event was the RCS Therapeutic Art Specialist, Karli Noll, who recently celebrated her first full year with the organization. Karli highlighted the importance of art for individuals with disabilities in the community. Aside from the health benefits of doing something creative, art is a means of expression. This is especially true for program participants at RCS; art often serves as a form of communication for many, allowing them to “say” things they may otherwise struggle to express verbally.
RCS Empowers, Inc. would like to thank everyone in the community who made this event a success. We are so grateful for the support you show our organization and more importantly, our participants. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events, including this Friday’s showing of Disney’s Encanto in partnership with the Stephanie H Weill Center.