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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Children’s art exhibit opens tomorrow in Ocala, explores theme of loss and grief

Artwork from children ages 7-12 will be on display at a new art exhibit opening in Ocala tomorrow.

Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center (210 NW 12th Avenue) is hosting ‘Art Remembers’ by Hospice of Marion County, and partnered with the Appleton Museum of Art. This new art exhibit will be on display through Monday, January 10, 2022.

Each child’s artistic piece centers around the theme of loss, from the difficulties faced during the pandemic to the loss of a loved one.

According to a press release, Jessica McCune with Hospice of Marion County states that the organization, “welcomes the healing modalities of art into our bereavement programs.” She also states that, “New this year is a partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art for children ages 7-12. Drawing is a body-mind-spirit activity that helps us identify emotions. Color can reflect our feelings which helps us recognize grief and loss. We are all strong enough to hold joy and loss, side-by-side in our hearts, mind and soul. Art helps us remember our strength.”

The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Hospice of Marion County, visit their website.

For more information on the art exhibit, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447, email [email protected], or visit their website.