VIEW Virtual Gallery!
Invitation to join us for the opening night of our gallery celebrating the work of our fall and winter View from the Inside participants.
This event is free but please register your attendance through this link.
Over 8-weeks participants create a self-portrait-based puppet representing many aspects of the self. The outside of the puppet represents our ‘public face’. There are “attachments” which represent our connections to the world, and the inside represents our inner world and memories. Participants prepare and present ‘performative-reflections’ derived from journaling and other writings. The stunning result is visually represented in the gallery through images and video.
The goal of this thoughtfully sequenced program is to promote confidence, mental well-being, and self-discovery; while nurturing creativity, wellness, and community connection. Together we create art, participate in fun drama exercises, and share our stories in small group discussions.
WP Puppet Theatre is a charitable not-for-profit organization. Donations from this event will directly fund our research and help to keep the program financially accessible.
WP Puppet Theatre with the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, is undertaking research on the VIEW program that will focus on different domains of well-being. The researchers will explore participants’ growth in resilience, sense of community, self-reflection and voice for their stories. We are grateful to the Rozsa Foundation for their generous support of our project.