The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) was thrilled and honored to share the art of the Washington State brain injury community.
BEST participated in a community art installation at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). Work displayed in Tacoma Art Museum’s TAM Local: Community Art Space for the “Superhero” show. The show ran from October 16, 2019 to December 26, 2019, with an opening night receptions and artist meet and greet on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the TAM Community Art Space.
With 18 artists featured and nearly 50 pieces of art, this installation was enjoyed by many.
Now that the “Superhero” show has taken flight, we’d like to thank the following:
Thank you to the Tacoma Art Museum for their support, partnership and friendship; you are SUPER!
Thank you to our superhero artists who shared their time and talents: Diane Rasch, Robin Spicuzza, Jennifer McCarthy, The Tacoma Brain Injury Support Group, Nancy Sonduck, Cindy Ose, Erin Thompson, Justin Thompson, A.E. Bennett, Marilyn Bennett, Susan Peterson, Hannah Krueger, Donavan Vilet, Renne Emiko Brock, Kory Christiansen, Tim Carter and Diana Bluthenthal.
Thank you to Diane Rasch of Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity for providing our superhero make and take art project!
Thank you to our installation team who put together the installation in October. Thank you for your time and hard work: Gloria Kraegel, Jeff Hartson, Marilyn Bennett, Erin Thompson and Kim Thompson.
Thanks to the “de-install” team. Your hard work and support was appreciated: Marilyn Bennett, Casey Bennett, Andrew Bennett, Erin Thompson, John Rasch, Renne Emiko Brock and Kim Thompson.
And extra special thanks for those who came to see our show and for the support for the brain injury community in Washington State!
Here’s a quick recap of the installation. Enjoy!
Spent a great morning at the Tacoma Art Museum with fellow superheroes 🦸♀️ on Saturday, December 21, 2019!
Our BEST thanks, love ❤️ and hugs to Heath and Renee (of collidedscopes.com), artist, author and instructor, Renne Emiko Brock, artist and BEST volunteer, Erin T., and Shane N. for hanging out and just being SUPER! Catch our community art installation “Superhero “ before it takes flight! Last day to view is December 26th! ❤️🦸♀️
Each person in the brain injury community has their own unique form of personal empowerment.
That’s why at BEST, we help people, who have a canvas at the ready, with the tools, strategies and resources to help them tap into their own kind of creativity and empowerment that works best for them.
Add that to the exciting idea of the power of being an actual artist.
We see our community as Empowerment Artists, and there is no such thing as failure.
We’ve already begun with success by being (empowerment) artists already.
Together, let’s make beautiful and important empowerment art on our journey forward after brain injury.
Here’s your chance to practice the artistry of sharing your care, along with supporting others on their empowerment journey.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Our theme? The Art of Empowerment.
Our goal is to raise $5K to fund the learning materials for online and in person educational opportunities and special events to help empowerment artists practice their craft.
Donations of any amount help.
While you are invited to contribute on Giving Tuesday itself, you may make a secure and fast online donation right now by clicking here.
You are also welcome to send a check by mail to:
Brain Energy Support Team (BEST)
3800A Bridgeport Way W. #393
University Place, WA 98466
Thank you for being a generosity artist! We appreciate YOU for your time and interest.
Would you like to some BEST artists in our community? Learn all about them and a special BEST art installation at the Tacoma Art Museum this fall.
Join BEST for an online art project!