It’s our BEST art round-up of all things art in our community!
Creative Time is held each Wednesday at Our BEST Space in University Place, Washington from 11 am to 3 pm. Led by artist Diane Rasch, explore a variety of arts and crafts in a safe and comfortable environment. Activities are free and materials are provided (donations however are welcome). No experience necessary and all are welcome! Click here to learn more.
Washington State BEST Artists:
BEST is going to be participating 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 from October 16, 2019 to December 26, 2019.
To learn more about the community art installation program and the museum, please click here.
We are calling all BEST artists throughout Washington State to share your art with us! Learn more, here.
BEST Artists, we will also be scheduling special art “pick-up” days in the state, along with a special BEST Space art “drop-off” day. Stay tuned for details to come!
Additional artist spotlights are planned for the coming months! Stay tuned to meet even more amazing artists in our community.
The 11th Annual Brain Injury Art Show at the Seattle Art Museum, June 5, 2019 through July 22, 2019. Learn more, here.
Save the date for the the BEST Community Art Installation, Superhero. The show runs from October 16, 2019 through December 26, 2019. Click here to read all about it.
The Art of Empowerment:
On December 3, 2019, BEST will explore The Art of Empowerment. This will be a year end celebration of how we create personal and community empowerment. This is art at its BEST and we are thrilled to celebrate. More to come this summer, (wink, wink).
On the international day of giving back (Giving Tuesday), on November 27, 2018, the Brain Energy Support Team began a mission to raise money for super-powered tools of support for brain injury survivors and their families.
Looking for a year end donation opportunity that will make a difference in the lives of others? Join our mission today! All are welcome and any amount helps! Click here to get started.
Feeling super: We made super progress on our Building Superheroes 🦸♀️$5k mission to fund support and empowerment tools 🛠 yesterday for Giving Tuesday ❤️ Many thanks, BEST friends, for sharing your care! Didn’t get a chance to help yesterday? It’s not too late. Follow this link by clicking here to make your donation quickly and easily. Thank you for being our real-life superheroes!
A car accident in 2011 changed those roles significantly.
Robin sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI); worse, it wasn’t diagnosed right away.
Faced with the challenges that came with an undiagnosed TBI, she struggled to find support, services and resources to help her move forward and manage her injury.
Robin found herself on a frustrating and exhausting physical, emotional and mental journey forward.
Robin’s road to becoming a superhero was formed in 2013, when she discovered one of the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) local brain injury support groups in Washington State. Through the group, she learned how to acknowledge and accept her brain injury.
For Robin, positivity and healing came in the form of other fellow superheroes in the brain injury community who shared some super-powered tools. Together, both things helped her find new superpowers and rebuild her life.
Robin summed it up this way: “It’s pretty simple: when all the systems and services that are in place to help with brain injury failed, BEST was, and is, the only place where I found hope, recovery, friendship and family.”
Only three months after being in the support group, she became the support group co-facilitator. Robin also participated in BEST’s Identity and Moving On After Brain Injury program that provided a guided process to help create a plan for the future and gather more tools and strategies to carry out that plan.
“Moving On gave me hope,” says Robin. “In addition to the support group, I went to Our BEST Space, and that gave me a community, support, belonging and acceptance.”
Fast forward to today.
Robin has served as the Program Manager for BEST since 2015 and manages the BEST Superhero Shoppe in Our BEST Space, a fun superhero-themed store featuring superhero accessories, specialty gifts and much more.
Proceeds from the Superhero Shoppe benefit brain injury survivors and their families in Washington State.
Robin also remains the co-facilitator of the Edmonds Brain Injury Support Group and serves a BEST Support Group Coach.
She was also honored as a BEST Superhero of the Month in 2017.
Robin is one of BEST’s biggest supporters for Giving Tuesday. This year’s theme, Building Superheroes, resonates with her personally.
“If I can help others become a superhero to themselves, then I couldn’t be happier!”
Do you want join Robin and the rest of the superhero team and build superheroes, too?
Here’s your chance!
Join us on Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving back, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 and share your monetary gift with BEST (any amount helps). Our goal is noted below.
Want to offer a gift today? Fantastic! Click here to get started (it’s fast, easy and secure).
In the Puget Sound area? Join us on November 27, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm at Our BEST Space and the Superhero Shoppe in University Place, WA, for a special celebration with light refreshments available. Donate at the Space and receive a special handcrafted, Building Superheroes magnet courtesy of Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity ((while supplies last).
Thank you for your support today and every day!
They were not ordinary superheroes.
They were BEST superheroes.
⭐Coming soon⭐: Building Superheroes (The Movie)!
Who: BEST Films Presents
When: November 27, 2018 (Giving Tuesday)
Where: All over the 🌍!
Why: To support and empower the brain injury community and their families.
The Space and Shoppe will reopen on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 to celebrate Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving back.
Join our fundraising efforts by stopping by the Space anytime between 10 am and 4 pm that day to drop off your monetary gift to help BEST build superheroes. Feel free to peruse our Superhero Shoppe for a little holiday shopping, take a tour of the Space and enjoy some light refreshments.
Looking forward to see you!
In the meantime, sending holiday love and BEST wishes!