In Pictures: Stories & Art: No Longer Hidden

In Pictures: Stories & Art: No Longer Hidden

On Friday March 8th, eighty people gathered in the atrium at the Rotary Centre for the Arts to attend our sold-out event: Stories & Art: No Longer Hidden, presented by Odlum Brown.

 (Photo credit: Mountainview Memory)

This beautiful event featured twenty-one stories of domestic abuse and the artwork they inspired. The stories were portrayed as paintings, textile, poems, songs, and spoken word.  

 (Photo credit: Mountainview Memory)

The event, which was held in honour of International Women’s Day, included 30 minutes of live performances by artists and survivors Deborah Wade (survivor and author), Shera Kelly (songwriter), Kate Brown (survivor and poet), Shri Ananda (songwriter and childhood survivor), and Lise Leroux (survivor and storyteller).  

Singer Songwriter Shri Ananda (Photo credit: Mountainview Memory)

 In addition to the opportunity to mingle with local artists and survivors, attendees had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for items generously donated by local businesses.  

(Photo credit: Mountainview Memory)

A particularly moving moment of the evening was when survivor and storyteller Deborah Wade met the artist who created a painting based on her words.  

(From Left) Artist Michele Rule with Survivor/Storyteller/Speaker Deborah Wade

 The event would not have been possible without the bravery of those who shared their stories, and to them, we are thankful. We also express our gratitude to all artists who donated their time and talents to turn these stories into inspiring pieces of art.  

Artist Kate Brown (Photo credit: Mountainview Memory)

A special thanks to event sponsor, Odlum Brown, food sponsor TJ’s Grazing, and wine sponsor Roma Nord, for their support in making this event possible.  

We look forward to welcoming even more people to this event in 2025!  

Event attendees observing the art and reading the accompanying stories.

Event attendees enjoying the artistic performances.

Grazing table by TJ's Grazing

Art by Dina Dina Khrabsheh

Art by Karen Holland
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