Exhibition – Creative Resilience : Courage, Expression, and Art

We are pleased to announce our second public art show curated by the Art Can Heal Montreal group of collaborating patients, practitioners, and creative arts therapists! Come celebrate our artists at the exhibition opening with fine food and art-making opportunities on Friday, March 21st (5-8 pm), at La Ruche D’Art Community Art Centre in St-Henri.

4525 St-Jacques (quartier St-Henri), Montreal, Quebec H4C 1K3

This exhibit revolves around the idea of creativity as a form of resilience following a diagnosis of cancer. Artists affected by cancer brave new forms of expression to explore their experiences through art and connection. Artworks were created independently, in open studios and art therapy sessions at Cedars CanSupport, and by members of the Art Saving Life Foundation.

The show opens to the public on March 17th and closes on April 26th. Please see the posters attached (one for the web and one for printing) and post and circulate. For up to date information and details, follow us on our Facebook community page: https://www.facebook.com/art.canheal.montreal

This original collection of artworks, storytelling, and symbolic imagery includes the work of dozens of artists using a broad range of media (photography, painting, collage, clay sculpture, dolls, books, and printmaking). The works reflect upon diagnosis, treatments, and how these experiences impact one’s psyche and states of being.

Themes of pain, loss, vulnerability and scars emerge alongside contrasting images of resiliency, beauty, perseverance, love, connection, growth and transformation. People who would not previously have considered themselves artists develop brave new ways of investigating and building up the self through therapeutic art-making. Exhibition provides an empowering opportunity for patients to share these aspects of their journey. The community, in turn, has an opportunity to witness and understand better patient experiences.

We hope to see you at the art opening on March 21st! There will be an opportunity for the community to make art in response to the exhibit. All are welcome.

Cedars CanSupport
Art Saving Life Foundation