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A collaborative children’s art show with all proceeds from sales donated to Red Door Shelter.

What: JOY is an art show that brings together different schools, organizations and centres from around Toronto. Children submit artistic canvases and then all pieces are sold for $25, the proceeds from the sales are donated to Red Door Shelter. This year, Havergal College has sponsored students from Art Heart to participate. Kingsway College School and Donview Middle School will also be submitting art. The theme for this year’s show is JOY, participants are asked to depict what brings them/the world JOY. What makes this show so unique is that children from more fortunate circumstances put forth an incredible effort to help those in need. The “JOY” of art brings children from all sorts of backgrounds to together and allows them an opportunity to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem through participating in the event!

Why: JOY’s mission is to help those less fortunate while also providing aspiring young artists who may not be privy to such a showcase/opportunity to participate in a gallery show. They learn new skills, see projects from concept to fruition, get to experience the buzz of opening night and boost self-esteem and confidence. Furthermore those children from more fortunate circumstances learn about the benefits of helping those in need.

When: Thursday, June 9th / 6pm – 8pm

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, M6J 1H6

Admission:  Free! (includes light snacks)

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Nikki is the owner/director of Seasons Family Centre. She completed a diploma in photography at Fanshawe College, followed by a degree in psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Shortly after she finished a post-graduate diploma at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist. Over the next few years she extended her education through various courses in psychology, counselling and play therapy at George Brown College, Hincks Delcrest and Cross Country Education. For the past several years Nikki has been running art programs all across the city of Toronto at various schools, community centres, libraries and private homes. She also runs play therapy groups at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices as well as private art therapy sessions. Nikki has taken several courses in baking and cake decorating through the Wilton certification program.

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