At Verve Vertu Art Studio, they use song and art, while filling backpacks to send overseas.
DALLAS, Pa. — Artists from across our region are hard at work in their stations inside the Verve Vertu Art Studio on Main Street in Dallas.
“We are a vehicle for artists who may not have the opportunity to express themselves with their peers, so we work with artists of varying abilities,” explained director Gwen Harleman.
But before everyone breaks off to work on their individual projects, they form a circle for a period of meditation. Today the focus was on peace for Ukraine.
Everyone here hopes the positive energy created by singing John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance” will help.
“Because you have to develop the energy and see how far it goes at the same time,” said Richie Morgan of Dallas.
“We just want to continue with this good vibe, this frequency, to keep the frequency high and the intentions positive,” added Harleman.
There is more than just a peace mediation circle in Ukraine. The artists also prepared backpacks to send.
“We packed for Ukraine because they’re in a bad place,” said Megan Howanitz of Shickshinny.
They went through 36 bags in total to show some people overseas that they care.
“There are snacks and toothpaste and newspapers and pens, pencils,” said Michael Hungartner from Kingston. “These kids need the bags more in Ukraine than we do.”
“Feeding the soul with support is really important, knowing that people care. are not forgotten,” Harleman said.