Works of HeART Show

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In 2018, Works of HeART Project joined forces with the Nanaimo Arts Council to host an impactful, multimedia art exhibition called the ‘Works of HeART Show’.  This was no ordinary exhibit.  It came with a powerful reminder that racism and intolerance are still prevalent today and must be continually challenged.  


“Art can be a catalyst for social change,” said project founder, Micki Findlay. "It can push boundaries and break down barriers caused by ignorance and fear.  We do not need more walls – we need more understanding.”

The premise of this dynamic exhibit was based on Chief Dan George’s quote; “The heart never knows the colour of the skin.” A tribute to ‘Universal Human Rights Month’, it celebrated equality, diversity and multiculturalism, through an eclectic blend of art, music and video.


In the spirit of inclusiveness, the public was invited to be part of the exhibit by painting a heART on the gallery wall!  They were also invited to vote for their favourite art pieces and, thereby, help the artists to win prizes for their work.


The exhibition ran from December 4 to January 6 at the Nanaimo Arts Counil Gallery.  It was intended to be a

‘Christmas gift’ to the public, so admission was free for all.


Micki Findlay added, "Art is one of the few things that can connect us all; no matter who we are, where we are from, or what we believe. Can you imagine what could happen if we all chose to use our talents to translate a message of kindness, tolerance and inclusion? That, to me, is art at its finest.” 


The Works of HeART Show art will be featured in a film we are producing to inspire people to make a difference with creativity.  Our goal is to show the film to schools, youth groups, organizations and on social media.  If you would like to help with the production costs of the film, or our project expenses, go to HeARTs Are Needed on GoFundMe

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