JOURNEY OF HOPE - INTRODUCING OUR PARTICIPATING ELK GROVE FINE ARTS CENTER MEMBER ARTISTS: ARTIST 2 - GIN PARRICK

Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is so excited to be partnering with The County of Sacramento's "Stop Stigma Speakers Bureau" to bring the Journey of Hope Show to the Center for the month of August.  In this show, real life stories of people dealing with mental health issues, will be brought to life through the artistic interpretations of local artists.  Four of our Member Artists have chosen to create a art piece inspired by the personal story they were given.  Over the next few days, we will be highlighting these artists, as they share their thoughts on the process, including a peek at the art they have created.      

GIN PARRICK:  "BIG HEART" - FUSED GLASS

I have family members and friends that suffer from mental illness.  I know that it is a long and hard fought battle that impacts everyone.  That there is a stigmatism associated with this that it takes courage and determination to overcome.  This is why I volunteered to create a piece for this effort.  By my art I hope to applaud and encourage this effort to bring mental illness into the light of day.

I frequently create art that reflects what is happening in my life.  Kat Wantz story lead me to create a piece that reflects her story, that has a lot of darkness, yet is light around the edges, and at the center (if you look closely) is a big heart.

Join us for the Reception of this show on Saturday, August 6, from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.  The show will remain on display to August 25th.  Click HERE to go to our Journey of Hope page and learn more about this exciting show.