Torben Schuffert gathers athletes and mentors to create music/artwork for Berlin Particular Olympics Athletes Congress

Torben Schuffert gathers athletes and mentors to create music/artwork for Berlin Particular Olympics Athletes Congress

Torben Schuffert’s “Shine Collectively” venture wraps up a 12 months’s value of labor with a particular afternoon presentation of tune and artwork on Feb. 26.

Schuffert, a Particular Olympics B.C. (SOBC) athlete, got here up with an thought to work with native musician Jon Bjorgan and native artist Mark Thibeault to create artwork and tune to have a good time inclusion and understanding of the management potential of individuals with mental and developmental disabilities (IDD). He known as the venture “Shine Collectively.”

“There are two parts to my venture: we’ll create a musical band to carry out a tune about residing with IDD, and the artwork group will create work whereas listening to the tune,” stated Schuffert.

Schuffert recruited Bjorgan and Thibeault to guide and mentor in workshops held between November and January.

The Smithers Artwork Gallery is supporting the trouble by having Shine Collectively be the primary exhibition of 2023.

“Torben, alongside along with his artwork mentor Mark Thibeault have created a superb exhibition by means of an artwork workshop held for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their mentors,” gallery supervisor Nicole Chernish stated.

“We hope you’ll promote and cease by this wonderful exhibition celebrating the creativity, variety and inclusion of some wonderful artists in our wider group.”

The exhibit runs by means of Feb. 25.

Schuffert is considered one of 4 athlete leaders in Canada who will current tasks of their very own creation on the World Athlete Congress in Berlin, Germany this summer time throughout the Particular Olympics (SO) Summer season World Video games.

“I checked out my group and reached out to a gaggle that’s already actually sturdy. That was the humanities and music group. I don’t suppose individuals with IDD have an enormous half on this group, and that was the explanation I reached out to them. It was exhausting for me to become involved, but when we work collectively, they are going to notice how we are able to create one thing stunning collectively, and that we’re all leaders and the way superior we’re collectively,” Schuffert stated.

The general public is invited to attend the presentation on Feb. 26 on the United Church in Smithers (on the nook of eighth and Queen road), it runs from 4-5:30 p.m. It options the Shine On Artwork Crew with Thibeault, and the Shine Collectively Band with Bjorgan, together with Schuffert.


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Torben Schuffert gathers athletes and mentors to create music/artwork for Berlin Particular Olympics Athletes Congress

Torben Schuffert (Center racer) firstly line throughout the SOBC Winter Video games in Kamloops. (Sandra Schuffert picture)

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