Messages of Hope Reception, Nov 2nd

“Messages of Hope” art exhibition is a collaboration between Unitarian Universalist Church, Teaching Artist Marney Schorr, and emerging Pittsfield artists from the Arts in Recovery for Youth program, and will feature paintings and drawings by Marney Schorr and her students.

Curated by poet and artist, Jack Kelly, this show aims to inspire hope, healing and community action about suicide from the perspective of young people.

An opening reception will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church during First Fridays Artswalk, on Friday, November 2, from 5-8 pm in their main lobby and social hall. All works are for sale and benefit youth arts engagement in the community.

In conjunction with the show, Unitarian Universalist Church will offer a Community Artist Talk on Sunday November 4th during Sunday Services, which starts with coffee and conversation at 9:30 am, and service at 10 am.  Guest speaker, Marney Schorr, Founder and Director of the Arts in Recovery for Youth program, will chronicle the shared journey of these youth artists, from hopelessness to resilience. The Talk will include a community dialogue about solving the youth suicide problem together, through hope, faith and action.

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For more information about the show, or to view works privately, contact Curator, Jack Kelly at (413) 770-0320.

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