A story on NPR caught our eye a couple of weeks ago. They were talking about artists that were collecting debris from the May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado, and turning it into sculptures and paintings for an auction. What a great way to turn something so devastating into something beautiful. It almost seems to have a rejuvenating quality to it. Proceeds from the auction went to benefit Joplin artists in the rebuilding of their studios, and to art therapy classes to help continue the healing from the destruction.
You can find the detailed article on the NPR website.