Thank you to everyone who is offering support for this project. Krystina – Claude – Angela – Lesley – Darren have all offered donations and helped run the Victoria Market Shop. Claudine’s fantastic offer is for her band Stinking Rita to perform at the HeArt In Mind Exhibition. All of us can see the incredible potential of this groundbreaking event.
Remember, the idea is to run an event where creative people have used art as a conduit to wellbeing. The central focus is on depression and Bipolar, but we are an open-minded bunch, and if there is a story to tell, then why not be part of the event? I have a feeling HeArt In Mind is about to take off.
Incidentally, I will be putting a ‘submissions’ page onto the HeArt In Mind page and Shop website next week. This will allow artists to reflect upon the therapeutic aspects of creative activity. Any story about the relationship between art and recovery from illness is welcome.
So, thank you for the support and comments coming through from the early posts. And thank you for the offers of help and donations for this worthy cause. Below is the link to the Used – Vintage – Retro Shop.
See You Soon
HeArt In Mind Exhibition
Lady Eastwood Centre
9 + 10 July 2022
How Art Helps Conquer Depression
Health professionals worldwide acknowledge the therapeutic association between art and mental illness. Art takes the Mind into another dimension: one of expression and release. In many ways, the symbolism of one’s inner being expressed through art can speak more than words – either written or spoken.
Artistic revelations can take many forms. Pottery, oils, acrylics, song, dance, writing, poetry and photography are keys to expression. And the artist will take a chosen medium and change it into something new. As they create the image or song or dance, a mirrorlike reflection of the soul is seen.
The pleasure taken during the creation of a piece is amplified when complete. And if friends and strangers admire the work, magic happens. And the artist is rewarded beyond wealth. Although the artist suffering may not follow his style or medium for any other reason than the concentration needed while creating takes her away from the issues causing discord.
This is the power of art – The expression of the soul and spirit – of one’s true essential self…
HeArt In Mind
This event is unique. The idea is to bring together artists who have used art (in any of its forms) to help them through difficult times. And HeArt In Mind allows them to help other people to see the benefits of artistic creation. Artists are invited to stand at the show for a token price if they sell their work and without charge if they wish only to exhibit. There will also be a stage where spoken word (storytelling or poetry), songs, and open mic comedy are performed.
Ian Timothy runs a used goods shop in Nottingham’s Victoria Centre to support the show. A percentage of profits made at the shop are given to the HeArt In Mind project. It is hoped the shop will make sufficient funds in the future to make the event free to attend! This, of course, depends on help from people who donate items for resale. The idea is unique and enjoys incredible interest from our friends and supporters.
HeArt In Mind offers a fantastic opportunity for art suppliers, companies, and businesses to promote their products. Whether by donation or attending as a retail opportunity, they can be sure of being associated with a beautiful aspect of art. And we will also offer opportunities for individuals who wish to demonstrate art supplies.
If you have art courses and wish to have paid workshops, the opportunity is here at this event. Use the contact email below.
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