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AHA MEDIA at Uncovering Vision: A Discovery of Arts Forms by Men and Women on the Downtown Eastside hosted by UGM – Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver

Heart Therapy: A Downtown Eastside Art Show Features Unlikely Artists

What: Uncovering Vision: A Discovery of Art Forms by Men and Women on the Downtown Eastside. MEDIA EVENT & reception will be attended by many of the featured artists, City of Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jang, award-winning photographer Kevin Clark, and others. The show is part of the East Side Culture Crawl.

When: MEDIA EVENT & Reception – Friday, November 26, 12:00pm-1:00pm with short program starting at noon; public show runs Friday, Nov. 26th 5pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Where: Maurice McElrea Place, 361 Heatley Ave, Vancouver.

Why:

Can art heal? Try asking the artists featured in a show titled:  “Uncovering Vision: A Discovery of Art Forms by Men and Women on the Downtown Eastside.” The show is the culmination of two art programs hosted by Union Gospel Mission for the men and women from their Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program and Women’s Drop-In Program: The Creative Journey, with artist Pamela Masik, and Photography 101, with photographer Kevin Clark.

Elizabeth, one of the women who took part in the Creative Journey class, says the art is about more than creating something beautiful. “It isn’t just art, it’s healing,” says Elizabeth. “It’s a way to take everything that happened to me in the past and just let it out. I didn’t realize I had so much emotion in me!”

Says artist and mentor Pamela Masik, “I believe finding one’s voice through art can be a very empowering.  The women created amazing art and I am proud of them for their achievements!”

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