Inspiring possibilities through Canadian Art and Culture
Start date: 20 January, 2017
End date: 20 January, 2017
To provide the experience for artists who would otherwise not have the opportunity to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario
Nature of the Project Reach
CAC will hold an Open House and Art Show in the spring to share works created to express the meaning the visit had for members. By inviting Londoners and the local media members will feel a sense of belonging as active members of the city. They will build self-confidence as they share their stories and strengthen community ties. They will increase the community’s awareness and understanding of how art plays an integral role in supporting those who live with mental illness. The Art Show will be organized by members. Reaching out to the community will build self-confidence. The show will evidence the Canadian spirit that built this country. ‘150 years’ of embracing diversity and marginalized populations. Members will experience Canadian pride on a deeper level.
We want to view the Canadian Collection, documenting the nation’s art heritage since pre-Confederation, including one of the world’s finest Inuit collections. Members can study the works of famous artists who lived with mental illness such as Van Gogh, O’Keeffe, and Carr.
The visit will inspire members to see possibilities for themselves, uncover strategies to improve skills, and increase their knowledge of Canadian art.
The visit will include members and volunteers who support members.