Keep Moving Forward: Sherry Bartholomew – Art Is Life Saving

Keep Moving Forward: Sherry Bartholomew – Art Is Life Saving


[Music] Sherry Bartholomew: Being in the culinary industry and not being able to go back, and then finding that same passion in creating art – that makes me happy every day. Host: This is Keep Moving Forward. George H.W. Bush: Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down. Host: Exploring the legacy and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sherry Bartholomew: My name is Sherry. I’m bipolar, have ADHD, borderline personality disorder and PTSD. I was a computer geek for a large corporation, and I found out that I had a passion for food, so I went to school for culinary arts and management. I focused on being a pastry chef. It is a tough industry. I had a breakdown. I knew I couldn’t go back to work. I found out that art was really good for me. Working with polymer clay is very much like working with fondant. Fondant is what you see on wedding cakes. Polymer clay is non-edible. You can do the same things with them both. Working with clay gave me back some of the passion that I had when I was a pastry chef. It’s a life-saving thing for me. Art is a life-saving thing. Host: Keep Moving Forward is supported by the Minnesota Council on Disability … … the Minnesota Humanities Center … … and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund … … online at Ampers.org.

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