Art Expo

ART EXPO: INSTALLATION
CREATING MEANING – THE ART OF LIVED EXPERIENCE
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Making art is a process of reflection, an act of creating meaning out of our life experiences. The artists in this exhibition each use art to tell their own unique stories. Many have experienced homelessness, are vulnerable to mental illness, or have struggled with addictions. Others have cognitive or developmental disabilities that make it challenging to integrate into mainstream society. All use art to express themselves, whether through painting, drawing, carving, pottery, glasswork, or other media. Discover a selection of our Art Expo pieces during the conference kick-off activities on Saturday, November 17, including moving pieces by artists from the Developmental Disabilities Association, the expanded Positive Resistance Community Quilt and more.


ART EXPO: MARKETPLACE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

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Join us on Tuesday, November 20 as we celebrate the vision and creativity of the artists who live among us. You’ll also be invited to tap into your own creativity at interactive art-making stations.
Explore art pieces ranging from powerful depictions of life on the street to collaborative community art projects like the Positive Resistance Quilt, a 3-D photo “house” and works created with the help of DTES small art grants.

GET CREATIVE

Channel the experiences and inspiration of the Housing Central Conference and pour it into the interactive exhibits. Artist Kat Wahamaa will be helping delegates paint squares for the Positive Resistance Quilt, and you can leave messages at the Neighbourhood Love Notes station, plus much more!

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
• l J Brown
• Edzy Edzed
• Kat Wahamaa
• Keely O’Brien
• Mike Levin
• Sandra Yuen MacKay
• Terrance Kolber
• Alternative Creations
• Artists Helping Artists
• Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays – Anderson Gardens
• Developmental Disabilities Association
• DTES Small Arts Grants
• Fairhaven Homes Society
• Haro Park Centre
• MPA Society
• My Artist’s Corner
• Pottery Works
• Studio 73
• Vancouver Native Housing – Urban Aboriginal Gallery