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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Art from the Heart" created by those with disabilities, for sale to keep program alive

Some of the artwork created by people with disabilities served by an Auburn Hills nonprofit will be on sale on Thursday, April 25, at Club Venitian at 29310 John R Road in Madison Heights.

The event, sponsored by the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center which has offices in Clinton Township and Auburn Hills and serves 5,100 people with disabilities in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include a pasta dinner.

Art on sale will include paintings, sculpture, jewelry and photographs, said Patty Sunisole,  Recreational Therapy Services Director at MORC.

About 70 percent of the money collected for sales will go to the artists with the remainder to be reinvested in the program to buy more art supplies,

“This program helps our consumers get in touch with the various talents they never knew they had,” Sunisole said.

Wolffe is the Disability Rights Advocate at MORC., Inc and can be reached at 586-263-8950.