ART FOR HARM REDUCTION

Art Show Featuring Heather CarGio, Dan Martelock, and Léanne Leclerc

On Display until Noon on August 21st

The Artists:

Léanne Leclerc is an Ottawa based artist originally from Kapuskasing, Ontario. She enjoys weaving together diverse viewpoints, pitting aspects of nature or people against abstraction in a weathered, shape-shifting, and multi-coloured fashion. Her efforts focus on using fluid forms of artistic expression to foster the interconnection between reality and emotional experience

Dan Martelock is an Ottawa artist who has been creating since he was a child. He draws, paints, sculpts, and upcycles. While Dan’s work spans a wide range of diverse styles, the pieces in this show represent his foray into abstract painting. Each piece is a unique exploration of color, shape, texture, and technique. Dan has shown his work in many local galleries and restaurants, and he is a regular participant of many community-based events including Art Battle, Glow Fair, and House of Paint.

Heather CarGio is a self-taught Ottawa based artist heavily influenced by art from the lowbrow and pop-surrealism movements. Heather produces character driven paintings that celebrate the strange and unusual. She has displayed her work at many art in the parks, cafés, and restaurants.

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In July, we celebrated the opening of this exhibition, and raised over $400 for Harm Reduction Services in our community. Special thanks to Rory Taillon for his powerful musical performance at the event, and to all the local businesses who donated prizes to our fundraising raffle and silent auction: Aziz and Company, Pure Yoga Ottawa, Clear Sky Vapes, Salon Bliss, and Studio La Mouche!

If you would like to support the Centretown Community Health Centre, please visit: https://www.centretownchc.org/get-involved/donate

For more information about the show, or harm reduction, visit our facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544491608915392

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