Moments that Matter January 2019

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Gears Up for 2019 Exhibition Season

Following a successful 2018, we are proud to announce our upcoming exhibitions for the 2019 season!

No Objections

Opening Reception: February 9, 2019 from 5-7 PM

Fall into worlds of captivating color fields, lavish lines, and striking shapes. No Objections showcases Open Door artists who work non-objectively, creating pieces that are aesthetically complex, while void of recognizable imagery. Viewers will not be able to object to these abstract artworks!

Exhibition will be on display from 2/9/19 – 3/8/19.

Opening Reception: April 6, 2019 from 5-7 PM

We are opening our doors to creative collaboration! This Inspired That invites selected community artists to hand-pick an Open Door artwork that sparks creative vision. They then use that spark to create a response piece, relating to the original through content, stylization, or subject matter. The two works are displayed side-by-side in an exhibition that highlights artistic admiration.

Exhibition will be on display from 4/6/19 – 5/3/19.

Opening Reception: May 11, 2019 from 5-7 PM

Photographers from Open Door and the greater Columbus community warmly invite you to an exhibition of moments in time. With the click of a shutter, a photographer can make an instant last a lifetime. With Ephemeral Moments, no memory is fleeting!

Exhibition will be on display from 5/11/19 – 6/7/19.

Opening Reception: July 13, 2019 from 5-7 PM

Prepare yourself for a celebrity sighting! Walk of Fame invites you to take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and absorb all the glitz and glamour. With this exhibition of celebrity portraits, you are sure to spot your favorite Hollywood heartthrobs and stunning starlets – so get your cameras ready!

Exhibition will be on display from 7/13/19 – 8/2/19.

Opening Reception: October 12, 2019 from 5-7 PM

Are You Afraid of the Art? showcases creepy crawly creations. With pieces featuring black cats, spooky bats, and witches’ hats, there is sure to be something to melt even the coldest of hearts! Coinciding with our annual masquerade event, this is the perfect opportunity to eat, drink, and be scary!

Exhibition will be on display from 10/12/19 – 11/1/19.

Opening Reception: November 9, 2019 from 5-7 PM

Following in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso, Open Door is entering a Blue Period! View cool-toned creations all dominated by blue hues. From baby blue to the navy of a night’s sky, Blue. will show viewers that monochromatic is anything but monotonous!

Exhibition will be on display from 11/9/19 – 12/6/19.

Our doors are open! Did you know that Open Door exhibitions not only feature works by the talented artists we represent, but also amazing opportunities for community artists as well? Submit your artwork today!

For Individuals with Disabilities, Getting a Job Means More than Just a Paycheck

For many of us, going to work is an everyday part of life. But, for some individuals with disabilities, getting a job can mean so much more. Finding meaningful work in the community helps individuals find structure in their daily lives, provides financial stability, offers the opportunity to make new friends, and empowers them to become active and engaged members of their community.

Today we would like to take a look back, and celebrate the successes of individuals who found work with the help of our Vocational Specialists in 2018. We are so proud of you!

Mike Miller - Nationwide Arena
Cedric Hale- Columbus Crew
Roy Jones - Cracker Barrel
Kevin Headington - Contemporary Services Corporation
Mark Taylor - Columbus Crew
Jeffrey Wright - LA Fitness
Gillian Kauffman - WOW Ambassador
Marquetta O'Neal - Duchess Shoppe

If you are an employer looking for dedicated, reliable, and skilled individuals to join your team, please let us know!

The First Annual CCHS Food Drive was a Great Success!

We know that hunger is a harsh reality facing some of those in our community. That is why during the holiday season, we came together to create CCHS' First Annual Food Drive. With your help, we were able to collect more than 500 pounds of food for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank! Thank you!

However, hunger doesn't end with the holidays. If you would like to get involved, please consider giving food, time, money, or your voice to this important cause.

Holiday Celebrations Bring Joy to Individuals and Staff Alike

The holidays are a special time at CCHS, and this year was no different! Take a look at how we celebrated the season!

CCHS Annual Holiday Celebration

This fun and festive event included a wonderful holiday meal, photos with Santa, music, and the giving of gifts for the individuals we support. Special thanks to all of the incredible Holiday Heroes whose generous gifts made this event possible!

Supported Community Living

Here are a few holiday photos from some of our Supported Community Living homes. Enjoy!

Gertrude from Santiago who also celebrated her 80th birthday over the holidays!

Staff Celebrations

Holiday celebrations with our teams offered the chance to reflect on what we have accomplished together, and look forward to what we'd like to accomplish in the coming year.

Experiences Are Everything

Individuals supported by CCHS are going places! With over 300 community experiences, volunteer, and career exploration opportunities available each month, individuals are building independence, meeting personal goals, and achieving their dreams.

Experiences Are Everything is a visual look back at some of the places we have recently explored. Enjoy!

Other News & Upcoming Events:

Holiday Open House Raises Money and Awareness for Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

On December 7th, 2018, Open Door Art Studio & Gallery held an open house for specially invited guests. Many left with new artwork, and all left feeling inspired by the visual voices that Open Door represents. Thank you to everyone who lent their support and special thanks to Open Door Art Studio & Gallery supporters Marty Steen and Sally Meier who planned and hosted this incredible event!

Announcing the Winners of the CCHS Holiday Decorating Contest

  • Most Original & Creatively Decorated Area - Park West Court Apartments
  • Best Departmental Decorations - Accounting Department
  • Best Office - Karen Southern & Alisha Emmert
  • Best ADS Team - Career, Activity, & Community
  • Best Non-Office Area - Kim Pattee

CCHS December Employees of the Month

We would like to extend a warm congratulations to our December Employees of the Month. The following employees were recognized by their peers for their exemplary service and dedication.

Vivian Roberts (Residential): "Just wanted to say what a fabulous job Vivian is doing as acting lead these past few months. She’s been on top of everything - all of Amber’s medications (prescription & OTC), her appointments, her activities, her schedule, etc. In short all the million little things that make things run smoothly for Amber. We are very appreciative of Vivian and feel very lucky to have her as part of Amber’s team." - Linda & Nate
Fatoumata Souare (Residential): "Fatoumata is a great team player. She is excellent with the individuals. Love working with her. She really keeps herself busy and involves the guys as much as she can." - Judy
Heather Williams (Residential): "Heather stayed at the airport until 2 am to make sure an individual got home safe." - Gretchen
Tracey Danley (Residential): "Taking an individual home (out of state home) for Christmas (actually ON CHRISTMAS DAY) is going way over and above the job description. These individuals are extremely lucky to have someone with such a good heart on their side." - Melissa
Tytiauna Fair (Residential): "Ty always comes in when asked to work in Union County. We can switch shifts with no problem. Since she been working with Dan, he has grown to love her and his family has made her part of their family. They always say great things about her. Ty does an awesome job and is always willing to help when needed." - Pamela

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