Healing Fires - Artwork Exhibit by Survivors and Allies - on this week . Please join us for the Closing Celebration Party 5-7 pm - Friday March 29th - at the Lev Bukhman Lounge of the The NEST, UBC. Deb Chaney will be giving a short talk inspired by her painting on exhibit ‘Listen to the Child’ regarding the role of the inner child in our journey healing from trauma. Event is free and open to the public.
Healing Fires: Art by Survivors and Allies
Exhibit Open - Date & Times: March 26- 29th, 2019. 12- 5 pm
Location: UBC, NEST Room 2314 (map: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?locat1=795)
Closing Celebration: Friday, March 29th, 5- 7 pm at the Lev Bukhman Lounge, UBC
Other Correlated Events Include:
Wednesday March 27: Art and Mental Health Panel, from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Lev Bukhman Lounge of the NEST UBC Campus, with refreshments and Cartems doughnuts!
Friday March 29: Healing Fires Closing Celebration, from 5:00-7:00pm in the Lev Bukhman Lounge of the NEST UBC Campus. Featuring live music by Missy D! Red Borrowman! Poetry! Cartems doughnuts and free food!
All events are free and open to the public.
This art exhibit and panel is presented by AMS sexual assault support centre at UBC. Website for Sexual abuse support: https://amssasc.ca/ . Social: FB @amssascubc. (https://www.facebook.com/AMSSASCUBC). The AMSSASC provide free and confidential services to folks of all genders including students, staff, faculty, and those connected to the UBC-Vancouver campus community including: Crisis and short-term emotional support, Support groups and Advocacy and Accompaniment.
About the art exhibit
This exhibit opens the opportunity for artists to share both visually and in words to share their stories and journeys that are a part of their healing journey to their own empowerment with you the view and with our community at large.
Trauma does not need to break us - it can fuel us as activists and as artists.
Through the process of creation, we reclaim our voices, working through struggle and growing towards happiness, individuality, connection and love.
In viewing these artworks on display, we invite you to consider these questions:
What does it mean to heal?
How can yo honour your own journey?
What would you say to your part and future selves - how can you be your own best friend?
Once a fire is started, it can become unstoppable. What will you take away from today’s exhibition? An image, an idea, a story? Whatever it is, we hope it sparks empowerment.
A fire is like an artist, activities, a survivor. Breathing. Growing. Moving. Alive.
I will be giving a short talk at the Friday evening closing celebrations event, inspired by the painting I have on display at this exhibit ‘Listen to the Child’ (shown here below) and the role of the inner child on our healing journey.
This original mixed media painting on canvas entitled ‘Listen to the Child’ is one of the most important lessons I learned on my healing journey. When healing ourselves from trauma we gradually re-connect into our bodies, as compared to the past when it may have been painful to be present. When we get present, we are more highly attuned to our feelings, and that in particular of our inner child. She has deep wisdom and is here to let us know our needs via feelings - what excites us: do that, go there! What gives us a bad feeling - step back, move away! Listen, be guided, trust this inner voice leads to our own empowered healing journey.
‘Listen to the Child’ 60” x 40” x 1.5”. Mixed Media on Canvas Painting (c) Deb Chaney www.debchaney.com Sale Price Original Work $8,350.00. Prints and Gicless Available for Purchase: https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Listen-to-the-Child/499285/4865051/view