March Envisioning Health Art Night with Nadleh Whut’En
This month’s gathering of Envisioning Health with Nadleh Whut’En was attended by community members of all ages, who began working together to build a mixed media mural. To spark ideas for the mural, community members were asked the question, “What does health or wellness look like to you?”
After a delicious dinner of roast chicken and baked potatoes, community members started creating different artistic pieces to become part of the mural. Some people began with creating individual squares that illustrated their ideas of a healthy self-portrait. Self-portraits could be drawings, paintings, or collages of pictures or words that are representative of their visions of optimal health and wellness. Others started working on creating a group painting for the backdrop of the mural illustrating wellness at a community level. There was plenty of conversation and story-sharing as people moved around the room to fit different parts of the mural together. Many of these stories were weaved into the artwork.