Using art to heal the wounds of cancer
Cancer Support Services hosts an art exhibition.
Today the Cancer Support Services Belmont Road, St. Michael headquarters was transformed into a mini art gallery as members of their Art Class hosted an exhibition to display their creations. The all-female class showcased a range of handcrafted designs some of which fittingly commemorated the Golden 50th Anniversary of our independence.
Moreover, in attendance to show genuine support was Master of Divination Rev. Paul Leacock who is also the facilitator/teacher of the Cancer Support Services Art Class. Loop News spoke with Leacock who shared his pride and feelings with regards to the Art Class venture.
“The Art Class here at Cancer Support Services is designed to be therapeutic for the members of Cancer Support Services and its clients. By coming to the art class it’s another opportunity to express self in another medium. Outside of counselling help, outside of workshops and conferences an art class allows individuals to express their emotions and feelings through that medium.”
Even more, according to Leacock the selection of colours when creating art is immensely imperative as this can alter one's mood and even reflect who we are. He also believes that when words fail art succeeds and more importantly creating art allows one to release bottled up emotions and this can have significant health benefits. Furthermore, Leacock is convinced that art can be utilized as a means to unleash hidden or dormant abilities.
Moreover, as he beamed with pleasure and satisfaction, he made special mention of the fact most of the creations on display were unprompted which in his opinion highlights “the abundance of talent” among the women of the Cancer Support Services Art Class. Reference was also made to the original mentor of the Art Class Linda who now resides in Canada and it was stated that were she present, she would be pleased with the progress and growth acheived by her former students.
Cancer Support Services invites members of the general public to visit their Belmont Road, St. Michael office to view and purchase the stellar artwork being exhibited.