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Celebrating with the Gift of Art
Our anniversary celebration has included a remote party, recognition of ERI’s excellent staff and the unveiling of a commissioned artwork by Alex Haunty. Alex shared that ERI was a part of his business planning when he decided to launch his own company as an independent artist and philanthropist. Alex titled his painting: “In this Together, Achieving Our Dreams.”
Explaining the title, Alex Haunty said, “I felt like the title really fit this painting and we are not alone. There are people to help us achieve our dreams.” Alex explained that the proceeds from his paintings supports people with disabilities to attend local art and theater events. He also said, “ERI helps people with disabilities achieve their life goals. Everyone has their own dreams. ERI helped me see that I could do painting as a business. Then I started to make it personal. Everyone is on different parts of their journey. The shooting star is part of the ERI logo and it (represents) everyone’s dream they are chasing. The yellow and blue are ERI colors.” Alex also noted that completing this commissioned work made his days meaningful throughout the pandemic.