Medical Ministry International to unveil original artwork by Canadian Artist, Amy Dryer at Calgary Event

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Medical Ministry International presents "Changing Lives" an event to present the life-changing and capacity building programs of MMI. The event will be highlighted by Calgary Artist, Amy Dryer, who has produced an original painting "Together" that was inspired by the volunteers and staff of MMI at the Bud Moore Studios in Calgary on April 25, 2013.

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Amy Dryer working on "Together" featuring the work of MMI

MMI's approach is one of compassion, and as I created ‘Together’ I kept this idea in my mind. It has been my goal to mirror this compassion in my painting.

Medical Ministry International will host an event featuring the unveiling of a painting by Calgary Artist, Amy Dryer. The painting, "Together" features the work of Medical Ministry International. Dryer, a well known artist throughout North America based in Calgary, developed the piece after becoming aware of the work of the organization last year.

"I am impressed by the commitment of the doctors and staff of Medical Ministry International who dedicate their time and care to people in need. They travel throughout the world, reaching out to people who can’t afford medical treatment. MMI's approach is one of compassion, and as I created ‘Together’ I kept this idea in my mind. It has been my goal to mirror this compassion in my painting,” states Dryer. "I am influenced by the expressionist painters, their gestural, emotive approach to the canvas. ‘Together’ captures that ‘gesture of care’ that is the story of Medical Ministry International: a truly life-changing organization.”

"Amy Dryer is an artist of passion much like the people that serve with Medical Ministry International. We are very fortunate to have someone of Amy's stature and skill willing to capture the work of our volunteers and staff on canvas," states Samuel Smith, CEO of MMI. "Our Health Centers, Training Programs, and Project Teams impact lives on a regular basis and Amy has captured their work in a very powerful way! We are excited to be able to showcase Amy's work to our International Board and the Alberta community that has engaged MMI for many years."

The event is open to the public and will take place at the Bud Moore Studios, 1801 10th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta Canada T3C 0J8, on April 25, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Amy Dryer

Recently a featured artist in "Essential Calgary,” attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and the Fine Art program at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Dryer has painted full time since 2002 and was chosen as the 2009 recipient of Heritage Property Corporation Purchase Award. She completed an artist residency at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan in 2009. She exhibits with Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB; Canvas Gallery, Toronto, ON; Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB; and AXIS Contemporary Art, Calgary AB. Her work is collected in private and public collections in Canada and the US. Dryer is based in Calgary, AB.

Medical Ministry International

In 2012, MMI served more than 518,000 people throughout the world with services estimated at over US$82 Million. Medical, Non-Medical Volunteers, and Staff work to build capacity and medical infrastructure by optimizing the gifts that God has provided. A Charity Navigator 4 Star Non-Profit operating in over 22 countries around the world, MMI utilizes Health Centers and International Teams to serve the less fortunate.

Amy Dryer Photo courtesy of Marnie Persaud Photographic Arts

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