VIEW Virtual Gallery!

VIEW Virtual Gallery!

Opening March 17th, 7:00pm MST

IVIEW Virtual Gallery!nvitation 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.

We will showcase the work of these artists, take a “walk” through the gallery, and update you on the research project we are undertaking with the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research to support our program.
VIEW from the Inside is an award-winning program that invites participants to explore their creativity in a friendly, supportive community. This gallery is a celebration and collection of this impactful work from our fall and winter participants.

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.

You can support our research work by making a donation to WP Puppet Theatre, a not-for-profit charity. A portion of the money raised from this art show will also ensure the program is accessible to people who might be encountering financial barriers to participating.
Donations over $20 made by Canadian Residents will be issued a tax receipt.

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