““Mira, Mira on the wall” was the refrain that came to mind when young Mira Berlin (MFA) presented her idea 3 years ago for an art show representing the personal illness experiences of artists. After she left my office, I thought about whether the refrain’s connection to the fairy tale was applicable to the concept.
Three years later, the fairy tale reference can be discarded. A collective of European academic, art and industry leaders has produced a vivid expression of illness through the eyes of artists working in collaboration with patients.
‘Perspectives – Art, Inflammation and Me’ is an initiative designed to add a different dimension to the current understanding of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) and their impact on patients and society. The exhibition debuted at the 9th Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 20 with more than 100 unique pieces of art.”
read more at: http://patientcommando.com/patient-commando-blog/2014/03/over-200-artists-tackle-the-illness-experience/?utm_source=Canadian+women+-+Health+Council&utm_campaign=0d5177779a-Perspectives_Art_Inflammation_and_Me3_31_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5cc3716d5f-0d5177779a-326418609
toward the slowly approaching spring. Although it has been one of the hardest winter’s we’ve known there was beauty and stillness in the many short and cold days. I am very excited to announce an upcoming solo show to help bring in the Spring. Summer will be here before we know it!
Solo Show Friday May 2nd
It has been many a moon since I have performed an evening of my solo material in my home town. I am thrilled to share an evening of songs with you at one of my favourite and most intimate concert spaces in Winnipeg. It will be my pleasure to have my good friend and colleague Marcel Desilets accompanying me on stage. I’m honoured the Winnipeg Folk Festival is presenting this show at their lovely downtown venue The Folk Exchange. I hope you can make it!
The Folk Exchange
211 Bannatyne Avenue
Friday May 2nd
Doors: 7:15 PM, Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets available in advance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store in person or by phone with credit card, (204) 231-1377. General Admission, All Ages, Seating – first come, first served.
For more information click here!
Well I’m still getting over yesterday’s visits to the units with Sierra, it was truly an uplifting experience for me! And to end off by visiting CR4, with the lovely husband who serenaded to his wife while strumming with Sierra’s guitar and Sierra playing the fiddle…unbelievable, we were all moved by it.
Click on image to read the AIHM Report for 2013.
It’s Volunteer Week and Artists in Healthcare have more than a few to celebrate. We are very fortunate to have four volunteer musicians at Health Sciences Centre bringing accordions, guitars and voices to patients every week.
The Art at the Bedside Program at St Boniface Hospital, a program begun through a Winnipeg Foundation grant, is delivered at the bedside with up to fifteen volunteers. It could not happen without the help of the volunteers!
Artists in Healthcare’s Coordinator Claire Stephensen works with Director Shelley Young and her staff to bring collage, weaving, print making, beading and other hands on projects to patients at St. Bonface.
AIHM is a thriving and growing organization thanks to the dedication of out volunteer Board of Directors: Tom Carson, Pam Campbell, Dan Donahue, Kat Fox, Jennifer Dubienski, Lea Girman, Geof Langen and David Northcott.