Art gives hope for the future

CASPA staff members Sandi Drikibau (left) and Sue McCabe show off some of the artworks that will be up for grabs at the CASPA Art Sale this weekend.

For someone to hang a piece of art on their wall, it has to speak to them the viewer has to feel a resonance with either its message or its design.

With more than 70 original artworks up for grabs at this weekends CASPA Art Sale from Aboriginal dot paintings to beautiful sculptures and colourful miniature oils youre sure to find something that screams buy me!

CASPA staff member Sue McCabe said they have been overwhelmed by the generosity of local artists, and even had to refuse some donations as they simply didnt have the space to display them.

It was an incredible response art is very personal and we were really amazed at how many artists were willing to part with their work, Sue said. We often see abused and neglected children who find it difficult to communicate their feelings verbally and art provides a vehicle for them to express their emotions safely. Its lovely that art is now the avenue through which we are raising funds to give these young people hope.

The CASPA Art Sale runs from Friday to Sunday, October 20-22, at the Clunes Old School, with works starting from under $50. For every dollar raised, the AMP Foundation has generously said theyll match it.

The opening night on Friday, October 20, has been sponsored by Step Up Financial Planners and features Vanessa Wagner as the special guest. It starts at 6pm and tickets are $10, which includes drinks and nibblies. The Art Sale will continue on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm and entry is free (or you can give a gold coin).

For more information phone Kay Knights on 0408 834 799.

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