It started off as a small group simply enjoying the ability to paint together.
It has grown into an expanded friendship and the opportunity to display their work at the Watershed Arts Cafe and host an open house.
Pat Weibelzahl of You Gotta Have Friends (YGHF) explained that three women have formed their own informal painting group held in the YGHF office.
"We've been painting together for a couple of months on Wednesday mornings," she said.
The results of their efforts will be on display at the local cafe for the month of April with the opening on April 5 from 7 to 10 p.m.
"It will be pretty low key," Weibelzahl noted of the opening. "We'll have dessert and coffee."
Painting, as explained by Weibelzahl, is just another interest that brings people together.
"You Gotta Have Friends is a place where people with similar interests connect," she said. "This is jut one example of that."
Other opportunities to connect are offered through the organization like coffee outings at Village Coffee and Tea on Mavis Street in Fort Langley on Mondays in March at 2 p.m.
"There are a multitude of ways we try to offer people to connect," Weibelzahl commented. "Just by participating in something together, you get to know each other better."
The concept of showing the artwork came together when one of the group, Samantha Hanssens, a volunteer with YGHF, realized she couldn't do an entire showing at the Watershed on her own. She called in her painting buddy reinforcements of Weibelzahl and Nadja Mak.
"The Watershed is pretty cool," noted Weibelzahl. "They're pretty community minded."
YGHF awarded the cafe with a Community Builder award in December 2012.
Look for the showing of The Art of Friendship going up at the Watershed Cafe at #11-20349 88th Ave. on Easter Sunday.
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