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About Our Auction
Hello all supporters, artfans and artists alike...
This month i am donating my art piece: "Its Her" (12"x16" Gallery wrapped canvas 1.5"depth) and the charity will be Hope in the Darkness, National walk for youth mental health. A very worthy cause!!
What is Hope in the Darkness??
Hope in the Darkness National Walk for Youth Mental Health is a cross-country walk for youth mental health that will be led by youth and police officers from across the country starting on April 1, 2018. The walk will provide police officers and youth with the opportunity to take a stand on youth mental health and the supports that are needed nationally.
Intended to be a call to action for Indigenous and non-Indigenous police officers that have worked with youth in crisis, the walk will provide officers with an opportunity to meet with youth and listen to their stories along the way. With support from a number of police services from across the country, Hope in the Darkness will work with schools, youth groups, Indigenous communities, mental health services and families to encourage youth participation in the walk.
Lets help raise funds for this amazing cause that will help break stigmas surrounding mental health and create change for First Nations Youth. Your support is so greatly appreciated!!! and you'll receive a meaningful one of a kind artwork.
About Jacquie Boucher Metis Artist
I am a professional Metis Artist currently residing in Nova Scotia. www.jacquieboucher.com
From my earlier career in mental health research and published works on MH Literacy I developed a strong understanding for First Nations youth mental health literacy needs. However, life circumstances required me to take a break from my career and graduate work. This is when my family turned to art as healing and story telling for years, connecting with my metis roots and ancestors for answers. I have believe Art and Psychology go hand in hand – both as a way of expressing ourselves and to understand our thoughts and others’ perspectives through creative visions. So I became a professional artist and have been for 9 yrs now with work across the country.
My goal now is to give back, spread awareness on mental health through art and share the creative healing experiences with First Nations communities and learn more from the people as well. So my first step I've decided to auction a piece of art monthly in which funds raised will be donated to a FN charity in need.