Art Not Shame begins pandemic mural project
Guelph-based not-for-profit organization Art Not Shame has begun a promotion called “The Mural Project: Art in Hard Times.” The six-week initiative will involve up to 75 people expressing their personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic through audiovisual recordings and art which will be assembled into a digital mural. The artwork will focus on marginalized communities in the city. The project is being supported by the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and Guelph Community Health Centre.
“Witnessing our need to connect across distance in ways that do not exacerbate existing inequalities, we were looking for an innovative way to increase access to creative expression and build understanding between individuals affected by this crisis in vastly different ways,” said Michelle Peek, executive director of Art Not Shame.