HeART & Soul: A Night of Art Therapy @ Studio.89, Mississauga, ON


HeART & Soul: A Night of Art Therapy

December 5, 2015 at Studio.89

6:00 – 10:30 PM

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Studio.89 announces HeART & Soul, a night of exploring the powerful effects of art on our mind, body and soul. HeART & Soul aims to promote art therapy and showcase the transformative power of the arts to explore personal issues of mental health and wellness.

This family-friendly event offers 5 therapeutic workshops, including Paint Therapy with Anoop-Caur and Laughter Yoga with Deborah Carrick, and ends with musical performances by Andrew Maranta, Joe Measures, and Wilson + The Cast Aways.

Bird-friendly coffee, ethical treats, and locally curated art will be for sale throughout the evening, with funds going towards YTGA and Art With Impact’s 2016 programming.

“Art has the potential to transform lives by allowing for ideas of self-exploration that can create the path to healing, recovery, and transformation,” says event organizer, Aanchal Mogla. “It’s important that our friends and family know of alternatives to the traditional approach taken towards mental illness.”

The event runs from 6:00 – 10:30 PM and is expected to welcome over 100+ guests throughout the evening. Additional information and the workshop schedule can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-soul-an-evening-of-art-therapy-tickets-19412772124


Studio.89 is a non-profit, fair trade café, which means the money you spend on their bird-friendly coffee and ethical treats goes towards the functioning of their youth-led organization, Youth Troopers for Global Awareness (YTGA), and community hub. Studio.89 is a free space for community events that offers free workshops and resources, as well as empowerment and entrepreneurship opportunities. YTGA has been empowering and mobilizing young people for social justice through campaigns, workshops and the arts since 2006. To learn more or to donate, visitwww.studio89.org


Art With Impact (AWI) promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. Since 2011, AWI has been creating cutting-edge mental illness prevention and early intervention programs that spark dialogue and raise awareness of vital resources for young people within schools and communities. AWI uses the emotional power of art to reduce stigma around mental illness and increase awareness, empathy and access to mental health services. For more information, visit www.artwithimpact.org

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