Courage Journey Exhibition at Loft112 and a Virtual Gallery This July!
WP Puppet Theatre is thrilled to have two artwork experiences available this month! We have an online gallery and an in-person exhibition at Loft112 in Calgary, AB. Both the exhibition and online gallery display unique and inspiring self- portrait- based puppets created in the VIEW from the Inside program.
The Courage Journey exhibition features artwork from the VIEW from the Inside program. It was originally curated by The Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) and toured throughout Alberta for two years.
The exhibit is comprised of 7 diptychs representing the inner and outer worlds of anonymous workshop participants, as well as two of the facilitators of the workshops, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey and Allan Rosales.
“The exhibition is intended to remind us of the universal nature of mental wellness and to allow us to contemplate the ways in which we all at one time or another wear a mask” wrote Shannon Bingeman, Curator.
The Exhibition is open July 6-18, 2021
Loft112 is open Tuesday-Friday 4-7pm and Saturdays-Sundays 12-4pm
Buy Tickets HERE
Have a virtual experience from the comfort of your own home!
This gallery displays amazing artwork that has been created in our VIEW from the Inside program over the past year. Explore the 3D gallery, read the artist statements behind the pieces and learn about the impact of the program through the artwork.
The online gallery is open until July 18, 2021.
Explore the Online Gallery Here
About VIEW from the Inside
VIEW is an award-winning program that invites participants to explore their creativity in a friendly, supportive community. In the 8-week course a self- portrait- based puppet is completed, which becomes a nuanced artifact resulting in an amazing legacy project!
Since 2015, WPTS has facilitated VIEW program with a diverse range of participants from Indigenous youth, seniors with Dementia, University students, marginalized young adults and people from across Canada. In 2020 it was pivoted to be delivered online. Everyone is given an identical blank mask and asked to embark on a personal journey of self-reflection. The process has proven to be cathartic. It has highlighted the healing potential of creative practice, fostered a greater sense of community and promoted empathy and understanding across diverse groups of people.