Open Hearts Art Center is one of the most quiet organizations in Asheville. The fact that I had never heard of it before I was contacted about doing a story on the organization is no real surprise. Sometimes when I get going in one direction, I miss everything that happens around me. But it seems I'm not the only person who hasn't heard about Open Hearts and all of the wonderful, exciting things these folks do for 'differently-abled' adults from ages 18 to 70-something.
Open hearts is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2004 by three women who had a passion for creating a program that combined their love for art with their desire to make a difference in the lives of these extraordinary adults.
Don't miss my conversation with Salley Williamson, just one of the artists that give of themselves in order to make others feel proud and talented.