, Newburyport, MA


November 27, 2013

OpArt program thanks community

To the editor:

OpArt is a partnership between the Newburyport Art Association and Opportunity Works that supports and encourages adults with a variety of disabilities to enrich their lives through the art making process.

It has been an exciting past year full of growth and opportunity, as we have continued to expand our program in several ways.

We have welcomed new artists into our program and also welcomed several new volunteers and instructors onto our team.

We have not only been able to continue to provide caring, quality art instruction and support to the artists in our program, but we have now been able to provide weekly classes at both the Newburyport and Haverhill locations of Opportunity Works, Inc.

As we expand the OpArt program, we continue to realize the ways in which our dedicated volunteers, instructors and community supporters make the program possible.

Our small team of volunteers consists of hard-working, enthusiastic and talented members of the community and the Newburyport Art Association. The OpArt program could not succeed without the incredible amounts of time, energy and devotion inside and outside of the classroom that these individuals generously bring to the program.

Not only do our volunteers show an outstanding amount of commitment to the OpArt artists, they do so with open hearts and steady hands.

On behalf of myself, my colleagues at the Newburyport Art Association and Opportunity Works, I would like to thank the incredible volunteers who make OpArt the amazing program that it is: Richard Johnson, Irene Johnson, Jenna Signore, Shelly Champion, Bella Echavez, Lee Borrowclough, Kate Racca.

OpArt is generously supported by the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, The Institution for Savings, Matter Communications and by several donations at the individual and business level including Carry Out Cafe, Newburyport Framers and Connor Summers Gallery.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans