An Art Exhibition by AIM for Seva Krupa Home
People with developmental disabilities are not just audiences – but they are indeed artists and creators, in their own right. ‘Threads of Compassion’, an art project was organised by AIM for Seva Krupa Home in collaboration with the online community Chennai Weekend Artists.
At the sprawling 10.5 acre campus, art became a wonderful facilitator in forming connections, between the residents and the artists. Their thoughts and interaction transformed onto paper – in a riot of colours, lines and strokes. These works were displayed at Focus Art Gallery, Chennai. Smt. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and our patron Smt. Saroj Goenka inaugurated the show on December 1, 2017.
The exhibition was well attended by guests as well as parents of our residents who now feel relived and secure about their children’s lives. Along with their physical and emotional care, the residents are kept engaged in productive activities like weaving, paper craft, agarbathi assembling, and other activities.
“We hear a lot about children with developmental disabilities. But what happens to them when they grow up? AIM for Seva Krupa Home provides end of life care to adults whose family members are no longer in the world or are unable to take care of them. We engage them in productive activities and encourage healthy expressions. Art is a therapy, and this project conducted in association with the Chennai Weekend Artists has been of great joy to our residents,” says Ms Sheela Balaji, Chairperson and Managing Trustee of AIM for Seva.