“Just As I Am,” a 50-year survey of the work of Fay Chandler, artist and founder of The Art Connection. Fay Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday by having a survey of work from her 50-year career in September 2010. The survey, running from September 16th to September 27th from 9am to 5pm daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street. Mark your calendars! Opening Reception and Art Sale: Thursday, September 16, 5 to 7 pm. All sales will benefit The Art Connection, and at the end of the exhibition, Fay will donate any unsold work to our community nonprofit partners. Leading up to the event, we’ll be looking at Fay’s career from our recipient agencies’ perspective, with stories and more posted monthly on our website.
All proceeds from sales of her artwork will benefit The Art Connection. Works not sold will be donated to nonprofit community partners.
Fay believes that art is meant to be viewed, and not just by the elite few. Fay and The Art Connection have worked hard over the years to ensure that art is accessible to everyone, especially those in need of some inspiration. Fay hopes that the pieces she has donated will bring comfort and hope to everyone at the over 80 nonprofits her works have gone to.
Chandler’s art brings inspiration to seniors at Youville House Assisted Living in Cambridge, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services in Somerville, Senior Living on Bellingham Hill in Chelsea, South Shore Elder Services, Inc. in Braintree, Boston Senior Home Care in Boston, the Kit Clark Senior Services Cardinal Medeiros Center in Dorchester, and Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes in Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Dorchester and the South End.
Fay Chandler’s Donations Bring Art to the South End
In the South End alone, Chandler’s art brings inspiration to all those at Casa Myrna Vazquez, United South End Settlements, the Community Music Center of Boston, Ellis Memorial, Rosie’s Place, and Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes.
This multi-service organization provides social and vocational needs to people with disabilities within the community.
In Cambridge alone, Chandler’s art brings inspiration to all those at the Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, the Manning Apartments, the Women’s Center, the University Lutheran Church, the Cambridge Community Services, Inc., CASCAP, Inc., the Center for Family Connections, the Youville House Assisted Living and to a variety of Cambridge public schools.
This non-profit seeks to encourage people with disabilities to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. Triangle, Inc. achieves its goal by offering community residences and employment training for those with disabilities. Within this healing environment, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.
In Dorchester alone, Fay Chandler’s art brings inspiration to many at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Women, Inc., Roxbury Youthworks’ Female Focus Initiative, Interim House, Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes, and the Kit Clark Senior Services Cardinal Medeiros Center.
The program is part of Schools for Children, inc., a non-profit organization that uses a variety of high quality learning environments and specialized services to encourage the development of children, adolescents and young adults.
Fay Chandler has donated a number of her works to the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in West Roxbury, an institution that encourages students to develop a mastery of psychology and the clinical skills to aid them in their professional lives by offering an integrated academic program and intensive supervised clinical practice.
The Elder Service Plan of North Shore will hold a reception on Wednesday, May 19 to celebrate the donation of 20 original works of art from The Art Connection. The reception will be at the newest of the four innovative adult day health centers that are receiving the donated artwork.
Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including the Mattapan Family Service Center. This non-profit promotes self-help for low-income people and neighborhoods by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty.
Through The Art Connection, Fay Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including Advocates, Inc. in Waltham.