The Safety Village hosts “Art in Action-Youth Art Exhibition”
The Safety Village and Revival through Hands proudly present “Art in Action- Youth Art Exhibition” where over 100 local youth unite to unveil their vision for a safer and more connected community.
Project SPARK- A Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services funded program held at The Safety Village has been working closely with youth groups from various organizations across the city gaining insight into their vision for a safer community utilizing artistic mediums.
Ainslee Winter, Art Therapist and Founder of Revival Through Hands shares that “Using art as a form of social action builds empathy and increases understanding. This event will allow for community members to interact with the artists and their artwork forging deeper emotional connections to the vision expressed by the youth”.
Melissa Lauzon, Executive Director of The Safety Village states that “Collaborative projects such as ‘Art in Action’ encourage community partners to join forces, resulting in a greater collective impact. Behind every piece of artwork, line of poetry or lyric that you will encounter at this event, lies a story. We are very fortunate to provide a safe place for our youth to share those stories”.
The event is open to the public featuring live entertainment, refreshments, interactive art experiences, artist and community partner meet & greets and takes place on Wednesday; May 15th, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Core Gallery at the initiative, 1380 Wyandotte St. E. Windsor.
All artwork will remain on display at The Core Gallery from the time of the event until May 31st, 2019.