SPRINGFIELD — On September 19, 2019 The Children’s Study Home (CSH) held a child and youth art show and auction at The Carriage House at the Barney Estate in Forest Park from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Over 30 pieces of artwork from all mediums, including acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, chalk and sculptures, were shown from the students of The Children’s Study Home’s Mill Pond School Springfield and Curtis Blake Day School, as well as artwork from the children of The Children’s Study Home’s residential programs. Local area artisans participated and donated art pieces to the event. The art was displayed for the evening and sold to raise money for The Children’s Study Home’s art and culturing programs.
Leslie Fisher-Katz, Executive Director of The Children’s Study Home, commented, “The 1st annual art show and sale was a tremendous success! The tent and artwork setup at the Barney Estate was spectacular, the food from Al Dente’s Catering was amazing and an overall wonderful evening with friends, enjoying beautiful artwork that the children created! Special thanks to Jesse Lederman, Springfield City Councilor who presented an event proclamation; Don Blanton, a friend and former art teacher at Mill Pond School Springfield, who donated a lovely dolphin painting to Baystate Children’s Hospital; all the local artists for their art donations; and all those in attendance for this special event. Almost every single piece of art was bid on and bought. We look forward to our 2nd annual art show and sale in 2020!”
About The Children’s Study Home: The Children’s Study Home is a 154 year old non-profit organization dedicated to partnering with families by providing innovative and educational programs and services that strengthen children and families; empowering them to succeed at home, within the community, and throughout life.
The Children’s Study Home serves children, adolescents, and families with special needs throughout the Pioneer Valley, the Berkshires and Cape Cod areas. The children we serve are often struggling to cope with behavioral, psychiatric, and cognitive issues related to the experiences they have survived. Our staff assesses their needs and develops individualized service plans that foster recovery, growth, and wellness. For more information on The Children’s Study Home, visit www.studyhome.org.