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“Everyone Matters”: An Art Exhibit Celebrating Personal Healing and Empowerment, Opening October 8th at IPRAC

Posted on 04 October 2010 by alejandro

“Everyone Matters” showcases the artwork by over 50 Humboldt Park community residents sharing personal messages of resilience and positive life choices. The exhibit reflects personal journeys towards healing, where art becomes a tool for personal empowerment and healing. “Everyone Matters” brings together seven community organizations, art therapists and teaching artists to disseminate stories of personal growth relevant to the Chicago Latino community.

“Everyone Matters” will open with a community reception Friday October 8th from 5:30 to 8:30PM. The exhibit will remain open till Saturday October 30th at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture located 3015 West Division Street, Chicago. Exhibit gallery hours are Monday, Tuesdays, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10:30AM to 6:30PM.
Free admission and parking for the entire family.

“Everyone Matters” is presented by the Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) of the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness and is a collaboration between Association House of Chicago, Casa Central, La Casa Norte, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, Erie Family Health Center, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, and the Norwegian American Hospital.

“Everyone Matters” also counts with the collaboration of Erasing the Distance, IPRAC, Vocalo 89.5FM and WBEZ Radio West Side Bureau. Everyone Matters is made possible through the financial support of the Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health, LISC Chicago and The Norwegian American Hospital.

For more information about “Everyone Matters” and the work of the Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) of the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness email Juana Ballesteros at juanaballesteros@hotmail.com .

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