Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (3)

Sep 27, 2022
June 13, 2022
  • ART Open Studio: Mend, Stitch, Create

  • Jun 13, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
  • Location: MAC - 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
  • Description:

    Mondays – 5:00 to 7:00 PM

    Now until December 19, 2022
    Drop-in: no pre-registration required

    Experience the benefits of creative expression in a supportive group environment. No experience required.

    10562860873?profile=RESIZE_710xJoin us at our weekly open studio, each with its own theme, using a variety of art making mediums and techniques like mending, stitching, paint, collage, clay, found objects, 2d and 3d, weaving, and nature to explore what is immediate for you in the moment.

    Making art together can support us to move through life’s challenges, helping us to grieve our losses, mitigate feelings of isolation and loneliness and reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

    The sessions will be facilitated by Art Therapist Heidi Abbott, and Art Therapy Intern Farrell Elliot.  Heidi and Farell both have a love for the therapeutic, meditative, healing, and self-expressive attributes of creating together.

    Everyone welcome, free, all supplies are provided.

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  • Categories: Class
September 27, 2022
  • Gifts of Recovery - Recovery Narratives through Art

  • Sep 27, 2022 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: The Bayside Oceanfront Resort
  • Description:

    Millions of people in Canada have successfully resolved a problem with substances, but we
    rarely see or hear their stories compared to the stereotypes of addiction in media and film.
    This exhibit visually illustrates the powerful narratives/accounts of those who have and are
    rebuilding their lives: reconnecting with their families, finding work and stable housing, and
    developing meaningful relationships with partners, peers, and others who offer support.
    Also featured are the perspectives of recovery partners, treatment providers, and harm
    reduction service providers who offer practical support and connection for those feeling
    overwhelmed and isolated.
    Recovery is rarely a solo journey, and it sometimes involves setbacks and hurdles, but the more
    we talk about it, share ideas, and embrace different paths, the more people will find their way.
    ‘Gifts of Recovery’ will be on display September 27th from 4 to 8 pm, and September 28th from
    noon to 6 pm, 2022.

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  • Categories: Exhibition