|Advertising Card - Picturing Health Exhibit, Viewpoint Gallery|
Background: The Picturing Health project is funded by the Robert Pope Foundation. Robert Pope (1956-1992) was a dedicated Nova Scotia artist who died at the age of 36 after a ten year battle with cancer. The Foundation’s mission statement is: Through art, education and community health initiatives, we seek to promote wholeness at every stage of living.
Exhibition Theme (taken from Viewpoint Gallery's website):
Submissions to the Picturing Health project are expected to use photographic imagery to explore the relationship between WELLNESS and CREATIVITY. WELLNESS incorporates not only physical health but also emotional well-being, spiritual awareness, and a balance of mind, body, and spirit. CREATIVITY combines the related ideas of innovation and creation; innovation transcends conventional ideas and patterns of thought, while creation refers to the process of making art objects, resulting in personal and meaningful engagement with one’s circumstances and surroundings. Life-threatening health challenges are inevitably disorienting; creativity offers a path for re-connecting with wellness. Submissions to the Picturing Health project will convey the conceptual underpinnings of HOPE, WELLNESS, HEALING, HARMONY, HOLISM, and CARE.