Art Exhibit: All About M.E. by Julie van der Laan
... will open your eyes to what you can’t see. Julie’s art is colourful pain on her bare soul after a diagnosis of M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) in 2015.
Julie will have her first public art exhibition at the Minto Arts Gallery from March 5 to 31, 2018.
Julie is a self-taught, acrylic abstract artist and is best known for her uncommon colour combinations and her knack for textures.
As her days are now filled with minute-by-minute decision-making, she chooses to paint thoughtlessly. She lets the paint make its own decisions. That way, she can take a break from the harsh realities of her new life. Painting quiets her mind and body and uplifts her soul, even if only for a brief moment.
Julie’s duty with her art is to bring awareness to her illness and all other invisible illnesses. She wants people to see that something beautiful can come out of something terrifying and cruel.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
at the Minto Arts Gallery in Harriston, Ontario
This show will make you think twice about making assumptions of people and be mindful that everyone is dealing with their own struggle.
This exhibition not only shows off Julie's talent but also brings public awareness to M.E. - a devastating chronic illness that is poorly understood.
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Please support Julie by attending her exhibition in Harriston, Ontario or by sharing, liking, commenting and retweeting from this page or on any of the sites listed above.
The Minto Arts Gallery is located on the second floor of the Harriston Library: 88 Mill St., Harriston ON N0G 1Z0. Link to Google Maps.
Gallery hours are:
- Tuesday 6 - 8 p.m.
- Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.
- Thursday 6 - 8 p.m.
- Friday 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Sunday - closed
- Monday - closed
- Opening Reception ...
- Saturday March 10, 2018
- 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- at the Minto Arts Gallery
Hope to see you there!