BFL Celebrates Intertwine Arts
A supporter and collaborator offering weaving classes to survivors of domestic violence with disabilities at our programs, the former SAORI Arts has a new name!
BFL is grateful to be featured on the group’s partner webpage.
We founded SAORI Arts NYC in 2015 to bring the unique philosophy of SAORI weaving to people of all ages with developmental, physical, or mental disabilities or chronic illness, as well as to their families. The philosophy is grounded in the belief that everyone can enjoy self-discovery and individual creativity when there are no predetermined expectations and no so-called mistakes. At the time, it made sense to have SAORI in our name.
Why the change? For three of our eight years, we’ve faced the impact of a global pandemic. In true silver lining fashion, evolving our model to serve program participants in myriad locations opened exciting new opportunities for us. Our new name, fresh and modern logo, color palette, and tagline, “Weaving for Everyone,” better reflect the dynamic organization we’ve become and our outlook for the future – a commitment to reach even more people of every background and ability whose lives can be transformed by the sense of pleasure and fulfillment that come from making art.
What’s not changing: Our work is still inspired by SAORI principles and our mission remains the same: to inspire creativity, joy, and self-confidence through free-style weaving. Intertwine Arts will continue to partner with organizations that are enthusiastic about offering our innovative hybrid workshops, both in-person and virtually, to their program participants.