May 11 - May 28, 2018
This exhibition presented artwork that was created during the Button Factory Arts Outreach Program by community members of SASC, YMCA Newcomer Women and Youth, and The Working Centre’s Green Door Art Space. Button Factory Arts connected participants with artists and art therapists to create powerful individual and collaborative projects that resonated with each community’s unique interests and aspirations.
The work presented a space to reflect on themes of self empowerment and identity, considering ways in which personal stories could be shared, expressed, and even re-written. Through this exhibition we celebrated the power that art has in our community to embrace diversity, facilitate healing, explore personal journeys, and promote understanding. This program offered equal voices and opportunities to all participants in the hope of fulfilling a true sense of belonging, while nurturing creative expression within our community.
Thank you to the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation for their crucial funding which has made this program possible.