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March 19, 2019

Building Mental Health Through Art

Working with art can help us find community, express emotions, and develop resilience WORDS: LEAH SANDALS When teens walk through the doors of Edmonton’s iHuman Youth, they find 20,000 square feet of creative space. There’s a visual arts studio with ventilated spray-paint booth. There’s audio gear for mixing beats. There’s a fashion studio with sergers...

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February 5, 2019

When Art is the Best Medicine

With artists sketching at hospital bedsides and doctors writing prescriptions for museum visits, links are growing between arts and medicine sectors in Canada WORDS: LEAH SANDALS Imagine being sung to before surgery. Picture weavings in a medical procedure room. Visualize a painter’s canvas and palette next to a hospital bed. In different parts of Canada,...

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