The Art of Connecting: Painting Together While Distancing

When Rick Johnston suffered stroke-like conditions in 2015 he lost his ability to walk and speak. His speech pathologist recommended art as a form of therapy, uncovering Rick’s secret talent: painting. Now, during these challenging times, he’s giving back — and connecting to — his Facebook community the best way he knows how. Rick goes live in his Facebook Group, The Bearded Painter, so others can paint along with him and each other.



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