EVENT MAKES AN IMPACT
An open and supportive crowd of art enthusiasts attended a Poetry Reading and Artist Talk at the O’Connor Group Gallery in Chilliwack on Saturday. The event was hosted by Communitas Supportive Care Society and the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) and was part of Hear and See: Poetry and Art for Mental Health, an exhibit that combines the works of 14 poets and 14 artists, each one with lived experience of mental health challenges.
At the Poetry Reading and Artist Talk, each poem was read aloud and the corresponding artist shared
about how they interpreted the poem that they were given. The poetry and art pieces are as diverse as the experiences of those who created the pieces: some contributors live with mental health challenges like eating disorders, schizoaffective disorder, or anxiety while others as friends and family members engage with the experience as they support the people they love. To read more…