Kawartha Art Gallery donates art to A Place Called Home

By Lindsay Advocate

Susan Taylor, left, executive director of the Kawartha Art Gallery, with Jen Lopinski, fund development coordinator from A Place Called Home

The Kawartha Art Gallery recently donated 13 beautiful paintings to A Place Called Home (APCH), according to a media release, which will be displayed throughout the new 19 bed shelter, transitional home, and seven-bedroom rental unit.

A Place Called Home (APCH) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides shelter and round-the-clock support to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County for over 25 years.

Susan Taylor Kawartha Art Gallery Executive Director says, “In looking to the research that shows important linkages between the arts and health and mental health, that are particularly important within post-pandemic recovery, it is a priority for the Board of Kawartha Art Gallery to provide opportunities for cultural participation through connection. For individuals working through the challenges of homelessness, visiting an art gallery to enjoy some of the recognized health and mental health benefits may not be possible. The Gallery Board hopes that this donation of artwork will provide a level for benefit for all the residents, staff, and volunteers of A Place Called Home.”

Kawartha Art Gallery is a not-for-profit public art gallery located on the second floor of The Lindsay Public Library at 190 Kent Street West in Lindsay. The Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and there is no admission to visit the Gallery.

Jennifer Lopinski, Fund Development Coordinator at A Place Called Home says “Our residents will find great comfort in the beauty of these paintings.  With the construction of our new shelter complete, many walls are empty, so this donation comes at the perfect time. We greatly appreciate this special gift from the Kawartha Art Gallery”.

To find out more about how you can support A Place Called Home, please contact Jennifer Lopinski, Fund Development Coordinator at (705) 878-6817, or please visit our website at: www.apch.ca

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