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30 Years of Serving & Empowering the Community: CHARG Celebrates Major Milestone at Art Show

Thank you to all of our friends and community members who were able to attend CHARG’s 30th Anniversary Art Show and Fundraiser event on November 7 at the Space Gallery! It was our pleasure to celebrate this major milestone with you!

In addition to the celebration of our wonderful CHARG community, this event raised nearly $28,000, we sold all but one of our silent auction packages, and ten of our featured artists sold their artwork at the event.

One of the most meaningful parts of the evening was when three CHARG consumers and board members – Barbara Quarton, Larry Brown, and Jim Jochum – shared their stories and personal experiences of how they’ve been involved with CHARG Resource Center over the years. They shared how the positive impact community support and effective treatment programs have made in their lives.

During the program, guests were also excited to hear Hakeem Furious–a wordsmith and Denver slam poet who uses his artistic talents to talk about mental health problems that plague the community and create safe spaces to talk about those problems.

The incredibly generous spirit of our community at this event will help CHARG continue to fund our programs that serve and empower individuals managing mental illness. We couldn’t do it without you!

It was a full house at the Space Gallery.

Andre, aka Hakeem Furious, with Rodney, a CHARG member and artist.

Barbara, Larry, and Jim share their stories of how CHARG has impacted their lives.

Check out more photos from the evening on our Facebook page.

Online Art Show

Did you miss the art show? Or looking for a holiday gift for that special someone? A number of our supporters who were unable to attend the art show in November have asked if they could purchase artwork online….and now we have a few original pieces for sale!

See selections here.

 


Thank you again to our Event Sponsors and Friends of CHARG!

 EMPOWERMENT SPONSORS


TABLE, BAR, AND PROGRAM SPONSORS
5280 Associates
Anonymous
Colorado Mental Wellness Network
David & Hannah Caplan
Delta Dental of Colorado
Poetry for Personal Power
Project Helping

FRIENDS OF CHARG
Center for African American Health
Christine Allison Professional Counseling Services, PLLC
Colorado Recovery
Community Physician Consulting
Karen Nichols
Jeannie Ritter
Ellen Ryan, MD

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Join us to celebrate 30 years of serving & empowering the community!

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Share your art and support mental wellbeing!

Art of Wellbeing | CHARG Resource Center 30th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 | 5-8 pm
Space Gallery | 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT HERE.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. Wellbeing is an art form, or a journey – it is more than just health care and bubble baths – and it’s something to continually work toward. Wellbeing encompasses being part of a supportive community and that is what CHARG is all about! 

We invite all artists AND non-professional artists who use creative expression to enhance their mental wellness to submit their artwork for our anniversary event. When you submit your application, share a bit about how your artistic and creative process has or can aid in mental wellbeing (optional).

Make an impact as well!
Event proceeds will provide funding for high-impact, life-saving mental health services that empower individuals living with mental illness to take control of their wellbeing. Our programs include individual counseling, outpatient psychiatric services, peer support, skills training and an employment program, recreational activities, medication management,  support monitoring overall health, and a homeless outreach program.

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete this application form, scan and email to events@charg.org. Or, complete the form and mail to:

CHARG Resource Center
Attn: Margie Carlin
709 E. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203

ART SHOW GENERAL GUIDELINES & INFORMATION

  1. Application Deadline: Oct. 7, 2019 (extended!)
  2. Media: photography, painting, mixed media, collage, digital, clay, sculpture, poetry
  3. Maximum Dimensions: 24” x 24”
    • If you submit framed artwork, the frame must fit within these dimensions.
    • For sculptures, there may be a weight limitation as well. Please contact us at events@charg.org if you’re submitting asculpture to let us know the weight.
    • We may make accommodations if your artwork doesn’t quite fit these dimensions and there is room at the gallery, however, it is more likely to be accepted if the artwork does fit within 24” x 24”. Please let us know the size of your piece if you’re close.
  4. Price of Artwork/Proceeds: This is a fundraising event for CHARG Resource Center; event proceeds will provide funding for high-impact, life-saving mental health services. Our programs and services include individual counseling, peer support, skills training and an employment program, recreational activities, outpatient psychiatric services, medication management, and support monitoring overall health.
    We ask all artists to set the price for which they would like to sell their artwork – 50% of the price will be donated to CHARG, and artists will receive the other 50% unless they would like to also donate their half.
  5. Exclusions: There is no guarantee that your submitted artwork will be exhibited. If there are more submissions than space, the events committee will select pieces according to space, size, content, and applicability to wellbeing.
  6. Images: Take 1-2 pictures of your artwork and send to events@charg.org. Include your name in the email.
  7. Promotion: Artist agrees that CHARG Resource Center may use images of the artwork for marketing and promotional purposes.

PLEASE NOTE: If your artwork is selected to be displayed during the Art of Wellbeing, you will be notified by the middle of October. Details of where to drop-off your artwork will be given to you at that time.

Questions?

Contact Margie Carlin at events@charg.org or 303.830.8805.

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Denver Sheriff Department Hosts BBQ Lunch for CHARG Community

On Tuesday, July 23, Captain Shayne Grannum and his crew from the Denver Sheriff Department hosted and cooked a BBQ lunch at our Heartland Clinic!

What a wonderful partner we have! Not only has the Denver Sheriff Department hosted a BBQ lunch for our CHARG community members for the past few years, they bring law enforcement officers to CHARG as one of its sites for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.

To learn more about CIT, visit here.

To learn more about our Speakers Bureau program, where our members share their lived experiences not only with law enforcement but with a variety of groups, visit here.

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