A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Canvas on Demand’s support of the Viewfinder Project, a photography initiative organized by the LYN House, a youth-focused non-profit on Indianapolis’ near eastside. I first visited the classroom where instructors and volunteers were teaching the children how to look for beauty and light in their neighborhoods. Then this past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the opening of their photography show.
The House had been transformed into a gallery showcasing the youth’s work. Some of the most outstanding photos had been re-created as art canvases. What a joy to hear the young photographers proudly explain each piece–the composition, colors, shading, focal points, and textures. But I especially enjoyed hearing how the project had made them see beauty where they had not noticed it before.
Thanks to the LYN House director, Heidi Lyda, and her board of directors for allowing Canvas on Demand to partner in this worthwhile and meaningful project. Your dedication to these young people is yet another example of the beauty and light in our world. Mom
Mom congratulates Mayson, a sixth-grader who was eager to share her photo of the Indiana State Capitol building.
Canvases of the photos will be sold to support the mission of the LYN House.