A prolific and exceptional artist, Heather Barber is a featured artist in this year’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Art of Possibilities Art Show and Sale. She created her painting, The Rose, in Rise’s Art Speaks program with Art Therapist Stacy Gross.
In her artist’s statement, Heather says: “I have a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident in 1999. I use a wheelchair, have difficulty with speech, vision and memory. I CAN manage these barriers I just have to do things differently. I want to do all that I am capable of doing through hard work and determination. One of my greatest enjoyments comes from creating art. Art is a source of inspiration as I cope with the barriers of my disability. It is an act which brings me, and I hope, others joy.”
This year, due to Covid-19 pandemic, the show and sale is entirely virtual. She created it during Art Speaks sessions. Employment Consultant Sarah Gustafson, who works out of Rise’s Crystal office, assisted Heather in submitting her piece for the show.
If you are interested in purchasing it, here is a link to Heather’s piece on Courage Kenny’s website. The oil and acrylic painting measures 21” x 17” and comes matted and framed. It can be shipped anywhere in the United States. The sale ends May 21, 2020.