I would have to say that the most precious connections I have made here in Barrie, Ontario are with Awkward Stage and Le Petit Chapeau. Both Alana Sproule and Meaghan Armstrong have been both supportive and inspirational as I begin my journey as an artist. Beyond being my studio neighbours, we are working hard as the Lakeshore collaborative to bring programming to the mews during culture days and deliver workshops throughout the year. I definately could not have done what I have without these two special ladies.
Art Cures believes that art has the power to heal, to inform, to provide therapy and to allow expression. Artcures events bring people together in a unique and empowering way. Art exhibitions, wellness days, inspirational speakers and creative programs facilate a venue for experimental learning, which is the foundation for healthier people and healthier societies.
Beyond meeting Herbert Pryke at the Varley Art Battle on February 5th, I competed at the Art Cures Art Attack held at the Aurora Culture Centre in June of 2011. Check out their website for their many opportunities to learn, share, create and exhibit for the good of others.