February 23, 2017 – March 12, 2017
Presented in Partnership with Youth Haven
The MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to present Visual Selves, an exhibition of portraits created by members of Youth Haven, exploring expressive painting techniques representing personal narrative, identity and thoughtful reflection.
Led by regional artist Teresa Moore, seven youth participated in a painting workshop at Youth Haven in Barrie. Inspired by Indigenous artist Arthur Shilling’s vibrant portraits, Teresa Moore demonstrated acrylic painting materials and expressive brushwork techniques on canvas along with basic concepts of facial proportions. For many of these youth, opportunities for artistic expression were few and far between.
Special thanks to Nicole Barkley, Director of Services at Youth Haven, for making the workshop possible. Appreciation is also extended to the youth who participated in this special project.