The Guachoya Cultural Art Center will present the artwork of Dayspring clients at a reception on September 7 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. No admission will be charged and the public is invited to attend.
The art will be on exhibit until October 31.
“We feel this is a very special exhibit,” said Vera Pesaresi, executive director of the Guachoya Cultural Art Center.
Dayspring Behavioral Health Services, located in Lake Village and many other locations in Arkansas, works with schools and families to support children and adolescents who face barriers that prevent them from being an active learner in the classroom.
Some of their challenges may include dealing with frustration, internal issues, family challenges, coping skills, time management or other barriers which are preventing them from being an active learner in the classroom. Dayspring works with the child, the family and the school to identify the child’s strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. They help develop meaningful plans to promote positive change. The goal is to reduce significant behavioral or emotional problems by increasing the child or adolescent’s self image, academic success and daily functioning.
For many youth and adults words are not always sufficient for expression of self or making it clear what is needed, felt, or feared.
Dayspring is giving them an alternative means of expression of the story of self. This is being done with paint, brushes, colored wax and charcoal pencils.
Over the past three months the clients of Dayspring have been using the art supplies to express themselves. This exhibit is the product of their expression of self. The artists are indentified by age and location only, with a description of their titled work.
The Guachoya Cultural Art Center is located at 1652 Highways 65 & 82 in Lake Village. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Friday, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information call 870-265-6077.