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Showcasing over 40 out of nearly 250 artists who have completed residencies at Artbeat Studio, this first-ever Artbeat All-Alumni show celebrates the diversity and talents of artists who use visual art as part of their mental health recovery journey.
The exhibit allows the artist to create in any medium and subject content as they wish, with the only stipulation that it includes a Pop of Orange – as much as they want in their piece.
Orange, a blend of the energy associated with red and the happiness of yellow, has been known to promote a sense of general wellness and emotional energy of joy, warmth, balance, creativity, and expression. Commonly, orange often represents the changing of the seasons, so it’s a transitional colour as well. The artists in this exhibit have all gone through a form of evolution – as an artist or as a person, or both since discovering the healing benefits of art-making.
“If the real world is orange juice, then art is like orange-juice concentrate.”