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Today Spark Studio really will celebrate!

Today Spark Studio really will celebrate!

Last night at the National Launch or Adult Learners' Week, Spark Studio were given a UNESCO Adult Learning Commendation for their services in supporting diversity in Adult learning ... and guess what's happening tonight ...

Independence, Originality, Interesting, and Fun - "Canvas for Expression" - This is your personal invitation!

Spark Studio (Panacea Arts Charitable Trust) provides Art sessions for adults with serious intellectual and physical disabilities. For many people attending an Art session is the highlight of their week. Art is something they can do for themselves and one of the few ways available for self-expression. Some artists are non-verbal and all are adults currently facing a range of barriers to access mainstream communication, buildings and services. Independence, Originality, Interesting, and Fun this is how our Artists see their studio life. Vibrant and dynamic images reflect the power of canvas for expression.

Raise the self-esteem of Auckland adults with disability. Support Art in your community - read on:

- as a business/organisation - please send a representative to our Speakers Event Monday 4 Sept 4pm-5:45pm. Network with like-minded business/organisations, explore workplace "Creativity and Collaboration" in an entertaining, fast moving 90min seminar. KOHA or $50 donation requested. Keynote speakers include: Philip Patston - Billy T Award winner; Pat Armitstead - Joyologist, Humour Resources; Minnie Baragwanath - well known TV presenter & Auckland City spokesperson on disability issues ... ASB Trusts, AUT, IHC/Telecom and more read on:

- as an individual - you are invited to attend our free entry Art Auction - Monday 4 Sept - 6pm-7:30pm.
Come at 5:45pm to be part of our Opening Night Performance celebrations. Performance by mixed ability Circus Kumarani, and rythmic exploration participation finale with Living Rhythm. Have fun, perhaps purchase a painting from your favourite Spark Studio Artist, read on:

- everyone - "Log over corporate stream - above Karekare, Waitakere Mountains, NZ" a large, vibrant Dean Buchanan original oil, suitable for a feature wall or boardroom will be auctioned between 7pm-7:10pm (Spark Studio Art Auction - Monday 4th Sept). Tell your colleagues and associates! Dean Buchanan is an internationally renowned, NZ Artist. Dean has generously donated this fantastic painting for auction in support of our Artists. Make this worth our while see our website ... we expect a high level of interest in the purchase of this painting so go to our website and register early. Collaboration in Action!

See our website:

WIN: Please support Spark Studio fundraising: reply to and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go towards the purchase of a painting by a Spark Studio Artist.

WIN: Be there on the night or visit throughout the exhibition and be in to win $100 voucher to have your own FUN! shopping at "The French Art Shop" 33 Ponsonby Rd!

Drawn Friday, 7 Sept.

Note your diary ... Monday 4 Sept, 4pm Seminar and/or 5:45pm Art Auction, The Edge

Please tell your friends and colleagues . Thank you!

Artists and Team, Spark Studio
Trustees, Panacea Arts Charitable Trust



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