The 9th Annual Expressions: Exploring Recovery Through Art event went ahead on October 5, 2012 despite the snow and cold! Approximately 80 people attended at the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre to enjoy poetry, music and art by people who have used art to assist in their recovery from a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or obsessive compulsive disorder. Steinbach City Counsellor Earl Funk, Chris Summerville, CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and Kim Heidinger, Outreach Worker for Manitoba Schizophrenia Society spoke during the opening ceremony. Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres from Homestyle Catering and mini cupcakes from PS Cake Designs. The exhibit which includes artwork from the Out of the Blue campaign from the Southern Regional Health Authority and collages from Word Art workshops will be on display until November 9, 2012.

Submitted by Kim Heidinger, B. Ed. - Outreach Worker Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, Inc. North & South Eastman Regions

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About the Steinbach Arts Council

The Steinbach Arts Council, an umbrella organization for performing and visual arts groups, enriches the lives of our community through development of local artists and musicians and exposure to professional art forms. The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre is a home for all these groups and their programs. It’s purpose is to create an environment where all arts disciplines can work together under one roof and share their resources and their talents with each other, and the entire Arts Community!

For more info, visit steinbachartscouncil.ca.

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