Peckham Hosts Annual Art from the Heart Reception at MSUFCU Headquarters
On Thursday, June 20, 2019, MSU Federal Credit Union partnered with Peckham Inc.’s Community Partnership Foundation to host the kick-off reception for the 2019 Art from the Heart exhibit. Community members, media representatives, and Peckham artists were invited to join us at MSUFCU Headquarters in celebration of another successful year of the Art from the Heart program. This year’s exhibit showcased 215 works of art including drawings, paintings, and mixed media artwork. Multiple pieces of art were sold on the night of the event with all proceeds directly benefitting the artists in the program.
“It was such an inspiration to see all the different pieces of art the Peckham team members created. One of the artists I spoke with at the event was legally blind, but he showed a beautifully detailed marker drawing of penguins he created. It is so heartwarming to know we have a place in our community like Peckham to provide opportunities that these artists may not have otherwise been exposed to. It has inspired me to enroll in art classes to unleash my own inner creativity!“ said Kelsey, an MSUFCU employee who worked at the event. Kelsey along with seven other MSUFCU employees volunteered to assist with the reception.
If you were unable to attend the Art from the Heart opening Reception, the exhibit will be available for viewing during branch business hours at MSUFCU Headquarters through Thursday, July 18, 2019. Over 100 pieces are still on display and available for sale.
Peckham Inc. is a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization that values quality, diversity, and performance. The Art from the Heart program specifically advocates for artists with disabilities to have the opportunity to participate in the greater art community. Through this program, Peckham routinely engages with their community to increase awareness of the creative potential of people with disabilities, and to provide their artists with opportunities to exhibit and sell their artwork.
MSUFCU is a proud supporter of Peckham’s Art from the Heart program.