MG’s first professional experience in recreational therapy was working with the amazing Kansas City organization Em’s Spotlight. Founded after the tragic death of Emily Silverman in an auto accident, Em’s Spotlight brings the joy of dance to kids and adults with limited opportunities. The Dragonflies for Em collection originated in 2019 when Vicki Silverman, longtime friend and the executive director of Em’s Spotlight, asked MG to donate a painting for the organization’s benefit auction. The violet and pink originals were auctioned off, and MG made prints of all six paintings to sell as well. MGisms continues to support Em’s Spotlight financially and in other ways as possible.