WAM March 3-4 Art With A Heart
It looked like the place had been firebombed. In May this past year, Slave Lake, Alberta, was devastated by wild fires that struck so quickly people were lucky to escape with their lives. And in many instances, that’s all they had. Homes, belongings, memories were all wiped out in one horrendous stroke. Hundreds of people were left homeless.
The Slave Lake arts community has discovered a way to bring hope and healing to the families who will stay. They know the value of art in people’s lives, that it can be a balm and a curative.
Nicola Ramsey is the lead co-ordinator of the project, and I spoke with her this week from Slave Lake, Alberta.
I asked her where Art with a Heart comes from.