At the November 3rd Special Touch meeting our special guest will be Jon Wos was born in Lena, Wisconsin with a congenital condition that is manifested by weak bones, leaving people who have it very susceptible to fractures. Though this condition limited his physical ability, it heightened his sensitivity to the world around him…In 2005, Jon graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Website: wosart.com
Mr. Wos has exhibited his various pieces of artwork throughout North America, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition, Mr. Wos’s work is held in such public collections as the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Ripon College in Wisconsin, and MacMurray College in Illinois.
Currently his work is in exhibition as the 2017 Featured Artist; Secura Fine Art Exhibition, The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, Wisconsin.
You can vote for his newest self portrait # 6331 at RareArtist.org The piece is shown above. Titled “Lighting The Darkness” it is an Oil on Canvas 50.5″ x 46″ Self Portrait
“Your passion is like a fire, a fire that must be maintained by you, and only you. It is up to you to discover what fuels your fire. Just as you protect the physically essential aspects of life, like your heart, your eyes, or the food on the table; your passion for life, your inner fire, must be looked after just as carefully. Some may be able to survive without that burning passion, but they certainly cannot live without it.” Submitted by Jon Wos on 6/16/17
Special Touch Ministry – Beaver Dam monthly meeting at 6:30 pm. Location: St Katharine Drexel Church, 408 S Spring St, Beaver Dam, WI
Special Touch is a non-profit faith-based organization, interdenominational in scope, committed to serving people with intellectual or physical disabilities, their families and caregivers.