Kathy Burhoe, client of Causeway and Rise Asset Development, has her artwork showcased at Linda Street Art Gallery during the month of May
Having also struggled with a cleft palate at birth and speech difficulties growing up, my overall aim is to challenge society’s perception of disabled people and their capabilities.
Here is what Kathy has to say about her achievement:
“I am proud to present my latest collection at the Linda Street Art Gallery during the month of May. This exhibition highlights some of my abstract, mixed media work, under the theme of the four seasons. In all, there are 16 unique pieces on display, selected from dedicated work over the last year.
I have been working independently to develop my own technique for over 20 years. I prefer working with acrylic and ceramic paints, oil, pastels and fine ink pens. My art is processed in multi-medium formats, including canvas, greeting cards, wood and magnets. For this Linda Street Art Gallery exhibition, I’ve chosen a range of these formats that best suited the four seasons theme, and included some of my tile and canvas work.
Art is my true passion. It is my personal therapy, helping me release my innermost feelings. Thank-you to my family and friends for their support, I am opening doors for my art. To make this event happen I received financing from Rise Asset Development (Rise) to purchase supplies. Rise – Ottawa is a program offered through Causeway Work Centre which provides small business loans and support to entrepreneurs living with mental illness. The program has helped me to manage my mental illness, and has opened a window of opportunity for me to share my art with others. Having also struggled with a cleft palate at birth and speech difficulties growing up, my overall aim is to challenge society’s perception of disabled people and their capabilities.
Please join me on Sunday, May 1st, 2016, 3pm at the Linda Street Art Gallery located at 411 Dovercourt Avenue for the opening of this exciting event.”
— Kathy Burhoeart, Kathy Burhoe, Rise