Compeer Art Auction Benefit
"Compeer has had a huge impact on my belief in myself. You have restored self worth within me. Thank you so much." said a participant in the Compeer Lancaster program that seeks to support individuals through friendship relationships.
Compeer Lancaster will hold its 5th Annual Art Auction on Friday, May 20 from 7pm until 9pm at Mulberry Art Studios. Over 50 pieces of original and limited edition art of different mediums- including painting, photography and pottery- will be auctioned to raise support for the continued expansion of this local non-profit organization. The evening will be filled with auctioning the artwork, live music from several native American flutes played by David Rose and complimentary refreshments. Local artists featured during the evening will be Paris LLanso, Liz Hess, Suk Shuglie, Stephen Leed and Tim Nies. Additionally, art by Chris Mackie (New Zealand) and Joseph Caropolli (North Carolina) will be featured.
A preview of the artwork for the auction will be held from 6pm until 7pm at the studio the night of the auction and on the Compeer website beginning May 13. Both the preview and auction are free and open to the public.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Compeer Lancaster is an affiliate of Compeer Inc., an international nonprofit organization with more than 80 affiliates worldwide. Compeer Lancaster uses the power of friendship to help adults overcome the loneliness, isolation and low self-esteem that often accompany mental illness. Compeer matches caring, trained volunteers in a one-to-one friendship with individuals living with mental health issues and receiving mental health treatment. Compeer's mission is to improve the quality of life for persons recovering from mental illness through the power and gift of friendship.
For more information on this organization, and to learn how you can help, please visit www.compeerlancaster.org. Compeer Lancaster is a program sponsored by Mental Health America of Lancaster County.