When she arrived at Holy Family Residence just a short time ago, Judy Contessa could never have imagined that her love for the arts would lead from sharing her drawing talents with fellow Residents into the creation of the Holy Family Residence Inaugural Art Show on October 25.
During the event, so many gifted Residents and staff members proudly displayed all types of art at the show including paintings, quilts, blankets, dolls, poetry, and more while Marywood University students provided light live piano music. Following the event, our very own patrons of the arts were treated to a hors d’oeuvre and dessert reception.
An old adage says “a picture is worth a thousand words.” To fill your mind with those words, please click here to review a photo slide show of the event. To review a snippet of Judy’s other talent – poetry – please read the reflection below Judy composed about this great event.
A Reflection on Our Art Show ~ by Judy Contessa
There is a place called Holy Family Residence
They are a wonderful staff.
There are the Residents who are loved and well cared for.
And to everyone’s surprise, are great artists.
I drew some pictures.
Let the painting begin.
The joy and laughter, the pride, the friendships, the love.
And then, the art show!
Elegant-beautifully displayed, wonderful piano music.
And then, the food-delicious.
And then, the staff arts and crafts.
Who knew what a great time we would have.
Thank you, Residents and staff, family and friends.
And especially, our Little Sisters and our Saint Jeanne Jugan