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Exceptional Students Create Beautiful Art for Charity

Without Exception: Exceptional Art from Beautiful Minds is an exhibition of artworks created by special needs students of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. The program was implemented by Sarah Jaynes and Mieke Stacey, from Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place. The two oversee art workshops and tour the student exhibitions throughout Eastern Ontario. Each year, students come together for a one day workshop to work on a new project with a theme. The 2018 workshop, which was held yesterday at the Cornwall Board Office, gave students the opportunity to create beautiful works of art.

The Without Exception program has been gaining popularity since its creation in 2008, and has been shared with school boards across Canada. In an effort to share the joy of this program, 100 per cent of the profits from the sale of items created with the art, such as prints (paper or canvas), note cards, mugs, t-shirts, canvas bags, are donated to the Good Samaritan Trust Fund. The Good Samaritan Trust Fund is a Board charity which helps CDSBEO students and families with financial emergencies in circumstances not aided by other existing charity organizations.

For more information on the Without Exception program, please visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/exceptionalart/

Student painting 1
Student painting 2

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