Last night we were given the opportunity to attend #heresnina. We thought it would be important for our readers to know more about the Nina Haggarty Center for the arts.
We stole this directly from their website:
" Changing lives through art Since it was founded in 2003, the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts has been home to one of Edmonton’s most interesting art collectives, made up entirely of artists with developmental disabilities. What began as a collective of one has grown to include almost 200 members, whose work has been shown throughout Canada and the world. We opened in a rented space on 111 Avenue, but eventually outgrew it. In 2009, our collective moved to its current home on Alberta Avenue, proud to be in our own building and part of a community that is revitalizing through the arts. In the studio, artists are supported by a rotating team of professional, practicing artists who facilitate the work through one-to-one mentorship, small group sessions and workshops. Artists at the Nina work in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, clay, fibre arts, performing arts and more. In addition to our studio, the Nina operates the Stollery Gallery, dedicated to presenting work from artists outside of the mainstream, including members of our collective. Finally, we offer the work of our artists for sale through our shop—onsite and online—where you can find great original work at affordable prices. "
- taken directly from: http://thenina.ca/about/
We are so inspired by their amazing contribution to the YEG community. We encourage you to have a look at the amazing art work produced! Last night we had a chance to see some of it, and hear from some of their artists. They truly are incredible.
Thank you for allowing us to share this evening with you! Here is a photo along with some amazing YEG female forces!