In collaboration with SSMU Mental Health Club, our Empowering talk and Watercolour Workshop invites you to the cozy talk with the artist Dana Velan and meet with fellow creative souls during this very intense winter season.
The artist Dana Velan's recent large-scale water-colour series Nebula (2014) create imaginary realms to realize therapeutic powers of art. Inspired by a variety of stories and elements, from astrophysical phenomena and natural elements to literature and diasporic experiences, Dana creates a world of imaginary landscapes which also have strong spiritual relieving power.
Come and hear the artist talk about her experiences as a refugee-artist, her practices, and empower yourself with fellow students through experimenting with watercolours! ART SUPPLIES will be provided.
We aim at raising awareness of mental health issues at McGill and alleviate students' stress through inviting you to have this immersive experiences with the artist.
TALK FREE and OPEN to ALL
WORKSHOP (to experiment with watercolors) by donation
Originally from Czecho-Slovakia, artist Dana Velan is now based in Montreal, working on paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional pieces. She had an Art History degree at McGill University and a Fine Arts degree at Concordia University, and she earned her MFA at Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Artist website: http://www.danavelan.ca/artwork/2014-2/