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Thanking Our Artists and Supporters

Brighter Future Charity would like to thank all the wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers and visitors of Arts and Crafts of Autism Event that took place January 23, 2016 at the beautiful Windward Park in Venice Beach!

Over 50 Artists were supported by family, friends and organizations to showcase their one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-made jewelry, claymation, music, custom made clothing and other artistic creations.
We wish to highlight the Individual Artists in attendance:

• Jeremy Bernstein: successful entrepreneur with his own jewelry making business
• Carissa Paccerelli: award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and autism advocate
• Morgan Chapman: artist with a unique style inspired by old school animation, 70’s cartoons, comic books, manga and European style comics
• Casey Jones: inspiration for his paintings and drawings come from the happiness in his life, nature and love from inside his soul and deep spiritual connection to God
• Evan Carter: inspired by subtle yet deep features of anime and manga characters, complex detailing in all forms of art, and the “pop” of modern graphic art
• Glenn Darlington: drawings and animation from humorous to surreal, fantasy and science fiction to ruminations on the tension between the natural and the artificial
• Adrian Castillo: artist and entrepreneur who created Autism Limited Edition clothing line
• Addison Courtlandt: art depicts abstract roads joining them into a wonderful maze. Using only a sharpie or ink pen, he draws on paper and wood resulting in an incredible design
• Mark Gonzalez: Claymation artist who carves intricate characters out of clay
• Vicki Nakash: prolific painter who has mastered how to use color and different painting techniques
• Manuel Briceno: artist with an incredible imagination drawing unique characters
• Wyatt Jackson: repurposes cardboard items such as Starbucks and Egg cartons and wine packing boxes to create interesting mixed media works using bright acrylic paint

The event would not be complete without the dedication of the following organizations who represented several artists from their programs: Creative Steps Family Therapies Nolan 4 Kids Studio, and Space Labs Musical Artists

We are grateful to the families, individuals, local businesses and organizations that are passionate about helping individuals with special abilities to become successful (thriving), self-supporting and contributing members of our community.

In order to have this event at no cost to the artists, we were fortunate to have Event Sponsors step in with their support. We’d like to share our heartfelt thanks to Dan Real Films World Comics Beauty Bar Unite Through Art, and Trader Joes

With everyone coming together as a collective, a supportive inclusive community, our Artists will continue to shine and develop new friendships, networks and entrepreneurial opportunities!

Arts & Crafts of Autism

Brighter Future Charity would like to invite everyone in our community to attend this event as a way of giving hope and inspiration to some amazing families effected by autism. Individuals with autism are coming together to showcase their one-of-kind paintings, hand-made jewelry, and other artistic creations. Some items will be available for sale, where all the proceeds will go directly, in full, to these artists. Come out and meet these wonderful individuals and help us bring our community together, to have fun, to touch some hearts and warm some souls!

Click here to see our Facebook Event page for more information!

California State University at Northridge

Supported by his parents, Diane and Ray, jewelry teacher Racquel and by the Star Factory Program of Brighter Future Charity, Jeremy did a fantastic job helping students at the California State University at Northridge to understand his life with autism,
 as he is overcoming significant challenges pursuing his dreams to build his jewelry business, making friends, and helping others in need.

6th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Festival

An opportunity to showcase the work of individuals with autism was presented to the Brighter Future Charity! We are so grateful to the folks hosting the 6th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Festival!

They were so welcoming and so helpful to us! They are a truly fantastic organization! They helped us to spread our message of support, encouragement, and empowerment of individuals with autism!!! As an example of our community’s best Samaritans, Reggae on the Mountain reminds us all of the benefits and power of our community acting together to help those in need!