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Y’Art Exhibits Artistic Talent at SkyDragon Centre May 13th – May 31st

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The Y’Art Program, run through YWCA Hamilton Developmental Services, will be proudly showcasing artistic talents of younger adult participants of the Y’Art Program. This event will take place on May 13th- 31st beginning at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Art Crawl Event at Skydragon Center on 27 King William Street in Hamilton. Viewing will begin at 8:00 p.m. and artwork will remain on display until May 31st 2011.

This will be the first opportunity Y’Art participants have to exhibit their talent and ability at Art Crawl. Three different groups, consisting of 10 people each, will display a diverse range of Art Medium including Batik Art, water colours, and textile and acrylic wall hangings.

When asked how the participants felt about having their work displayed for all to see one participant responded he ‘felt pride’ in having the opportunity to show the world what he can accomplish.

The Y’Art program was established in 1999 to meet the needs of developmentally delayed younger adults who had graduated from high school and were unable to access traditional vocational training programs or employment, many of whom were without any meaningful day activity. The primary goal of this pertinent program is to develop and/or increase the social, emotional, physical and intellectual well-being by providing an artistic forum to encourage self expression and creativity. This program operates three days per week with an average of ten participants per day.

YWCA Hamilton is a women-led, service organization supporting individuals through health and wellness programs for women, families, seniors and people with special needs. We advocate for the improved status of women locally and through our affiliation with YWCA Canada and the World YWCA.

For More information about this event or to inquire about programs offered by YWCA Hamilton please contact:

Marjorie Farquharson, Development Coordinator

YWCA Hamilton

Phone: (905) 522-9922 X 127

Email: mfarquharson@ywcahamilton.org Website: http://www.ywcahamilton.org

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