Sponsored by the Mississauga Arts Council, Rama Gaming Centre and City of Mississauga, poet Susan Ksiezopolski and artist Angela Chao, partnering with musician Anthony Barr, were awarded the Fusion Grant sparking a creative journey that resulted in the Feel It! Exhibit.
On December 7th, at Studio 89 in Mississauga, the seven original collaborative pieces representing seven core human emotions were unveiled. Mike Douglas, Executive Director of the Mississauga Arts Council, Annis Karpenko, Executive Director of Visual Arts Mississauga and City Councillor Chris Fonseca were on hand to celebrate at the opening reception and performance.
The Feel It! Exhibit is an experience of the fusion of music, art and poetry with the intention of engaging the audience in conversations fuelling exchanges that expand awareness, alter perceptions and create spaces for healing. Participants were asked to consider what the art pieces made them feel about their own emotions and to share it.