Ranch Ehrlo’s artists showed off their artistic achievements at the 15th annual Art from the Heart calendar reception to a full house. Staff and families had the opportunity to get the first glimpse of the calendars at the reception held on Dec. 18th at Schaller Education Centre on the Pilot Butte campus.

Youth signing his work

The calendar was unveiled, and the artists had the opportunity to showcase their work and sign autographs for those in attendance. This year 16 works of art were included in the calendar. After the signing, guests and artists were treated to a table of goodies prepared by Vi Deters and students from Schaller school.

The March artist chose the theme of his piece from things he had seen in his home community. Including a teepee, eagle, and an elk tied to a rope.

One of the August artists used photography as his medium and a weed as the focus of the work. “It’s just finding the beauty in it even in an ugly weed,” he explained. 

Each year the calendars are printed and distributed to Ranch youth, staff, board members, and partnering agencies.