Coming off of last year’s tremendously successful “Gallery and Gala” event, the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn, under the direction of Rabbi Berel and Chani Majesky, is partnering once again with the Bear Givers foundation to host “the Art of Friendship.”
Nearly one year ago, the community came out in droves in support of the organization and children with special needs at the event which showcased the artistic talents of special children from our community.
“The benefits of this event are twofold,” explains Rabbi Berel Majesky. “While there are few opportunities for children with special needs to shine, this event gives them the chance to be the spotlight, showing off their creativity and talent.
“In addition, the children are excited to have their pieces sold with all proceeds going directly to a cause that they want to see grow and expand. The feeling of ‘giving back’ to an organization that is constantly by their side gives them great satisfaction,” he says.
Kicking off the season, a group of Friendship Circle children had the unique opportunity to be taught the craft of water coloring by local artist, Mrs. Esther Schneerson.
Mrs. Schneerson, an award-winning artist and veteran high school art teacher, conducted a watercolor workshop for over 20 youngsters. The children took to creating their abstract art with vigor and excitement; and their works of art are astonishingly beautiful.
“This unique art-form will add a tremendous amount of vibrancy and colorful expressiveness to our gallery floor, and we are grateful to have had this opportunity,” said Mrs. Chani Majesky. “The beautiful results speak for themselves.”
The Friendship Circle would like to thank Mrs Schneerson for not just teaching this class, but putting her soul into it.
The Friendship Circle will be selling these pieces at ‘The Art of Friendship’ event on May 10th. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected] or visit www.FCBrooklyn.com/ART