Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

ART FROM THE HEART

When Ben, was born with Down’s Syndrome,
I was advised not to take him home.
He would be a burden to his four brothers.
I took him home.
Now he claims, My brothers raised me.
One observed, Ben has no malice.
He is our greatest teacher.
For two hours on Monday mornings,
we teach challenged artists to find their Artist Within.
The results are awesome and humbling.
Their pictures contain a deep sense of happiness,
simplicity, and a joy that is unique.
When Ben, was born with Down’s Syndrome,
I was advised not to take him home.
He would be a burden to his four brothers.
I took him home.
Now he claims, My brothers raised me.
One observed, Ben has no malice.
He is our greatest teacher.
For two hours on Monday mornings,
we teach challenged artists to find their Artist Within.
The results are awesome and humbling.
Their pictures contain a deep sense of happiness,
simplicity, and a joy that is unique.

Art From the Heart 2021 is possibly the most important exhibition to date. It is not about artists, but about hope and healing for all challenged people. It is about teaching and inspiring people to find their Artist Within. All the art pieces come with the words that inspired them. Every lesson has step by step instructions that could be shared with challenged artists all over the world. These are in a binder accompanies the show.

What we have been teaching over the past ten years combining simple and basic materials with technique. We encourage curiosity, and freedom of expression. Leading to a growing confidence in self. Their message is unique and powerful. Awareness of challenged art could be considered the art of the soul.

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