Mary Cariola students create art during ‘Swishes and Swirls’

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Students at the Mary Cariola Children’s Center took advantage of a special art therapy program on Monday.

The “Swishes and Swirls” event featured large blank canvases spread out on the gymnasium floor. Students and friends were encouraged to squirt and splash paint anyway they liked.

Those with special needs were offered assistance. Many chose to use wheelchairs, footprints, basketballs and many other methods to make something truly unique.

“It’s absolutely huge,” said Mary Cariola Vice President Earl Farber. “Art has no boundaries and so for our kids who might not have a voice that we would typically hear, this is a way for them to express themselves and show that. it’s wonderful.”

This was the first year for the “Swishes and Swirls” program — which was made possible through an annual fundraiser held by the Miracle Making Club and Penfield Youth Basketball.

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