In addition to Dr. Louie’s presentation, and a nice dinner, there was also an exhibition of artwork made by children and young adults who have arthritis. The artwork was bid on and auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Arthritis Foundation. I had two of my own photographs in the exhibition/auction which are included in this post (black & white smoke stack photo and a photo of the construction of the new Lowry Bridge in NE Minneapolis). I was happily surprised to see that both of my photos were bid on and sold!
It was a great night and I’m really glad I went to and participated in the event. Seeing the creativity and care put into the artwork made by the kids and young adults as well as learning more about other great artists who suffered immensely due to arthritis was quite an inspiration. It’s wonderful to see people fighting for their passions in life and not letting arthritis or other diseases stop them from doing what they love. I need to remind myself of the importance of this more often.