The 4th annual Heard Art Exhibition at The Ottawa Booth Centre offered a variety of works created by clients of Ottawa Booth Centre. Many of them participate in the weekly art studio workshop program which provides a therapeutic setting for clients to express themselves through art using paint, coloured pencils and ink. The program which began in 2012 is run by facilitator Jadzia Romaniec who encourages the participants to express themselves around a certain theme each week, if they wish to do so. Toward the end of the 2 hour session participants are asked to talk to the group about their creation.
“The other thing that happens which is really really beautiful is that people see things in other people’s art work they resonate with it and they might make observations the artist did not necessarily even notice.” said Jadzia,” There are some very insightful comments, some of the creativity and the approaches to their work is really unbelievable.”