Throughout 2015 internationally-renowned Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy facilitated community art sessions with 4 groups of children aged 8-17. 42 pieces of art work were collected as a result of these sessions.
With assistance from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Art From the Heart – a traveling art exhibit – was created which showcases a selection of these pieces.
Art From the Heart has traveled to many locations across Canada and is now available as an online book.
These art pieces are remarkable works of art that have inspired and comforted others. Clinicians, learners and the public have been able to view firsthand the impact of pain on Aboriginal children’s lives through these pieces.