Art from the Heart is a provocative exhibition presently displayed at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville. The featured artists have all experienced adversity and have incorporated this into their practice, inspiration and art presentations.
A Juried Show of Differently Disabled Artists, the Art from the Heart exhibit is an opportunity for seventeen unsung artists to be recognized. “What if one cannot see and is an artist? What if one cannot move and is an artist?” Courage, challenge and inspiration were the hallmarks of the journey for these “differently abled artists”.
Awe inspiring, this colourful show reaches into the community in a unique and compelling way. It is about art originating from inner spaces not experienced by most people and about the creativity which emerges from such spaces and experiences. “Art from the Heart” focuses on different ways of seeing and experiencing the world, reflected in artwork. It is about awareness, sharing, artistic expression and courage. The reality of each life made visible is a powerful tool.
An Opening Reception was held for the artists in the gallery at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre. Supporters, friends and family filled the Art Centre to congratulate the artists and to be entertained by special presentations from international singing star Justin Hines and Oakville’s own 9 year old Colin Brennan, whose cd is heard all over the world. It was world class entertainment; a concert to remember for this large, enthusiastic crowd.
“Art from the Heart” is on display from January 20th to March 25th at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, located at 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road just east of Trafalgar Road in Oakville. Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre is a place to discover; it is an oasis. The converted 1827 barn gallery hosts unusual exhibitions by both well known and emerging artists.
For 50 years Sybil Rampen, the owner, has had a vision. Her lifelong goal has been to establish a cultural legacy on her family farm to inspire the future generations of Halton. Today it is a busy place teaming with creativity; a place to host unique art exhibitions, musical events, for small intimate weddings, for celebrations, meetings and workshops.
A membership drive has been launched at the Joshua Creek Art Centre and Sybil Rampen would like you to come and experience the Centre and to join in her vision for the future. 2012 Membership applications are available either on-line or at the Art Centre.
Yesterday… Today… Tomorrow…. For more information about the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, visit their website at www.JoshuaCreekArts.com.
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