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Art: Brigid Collins Center hosts exhibit on Sept. 4 Art Walk

Originally shown in 1990, a collaborative installation created by artists Diana Lehman and Judy Harris Wallen will be exhibited Sept. 4 during the Downtown Art Walk at Brigid Collins Family Support Center.
Originally shown in 1990, a collaborative installation created by artists Diana Lehman and Judy Harris Wallen will be exhibited Sept. 4 during the Downtown Art Walk at Brigid Collins Family Support Center. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Brigid Collins Family Support Center, 1231 N. Garden St., is participating in the Downtown Art Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, with a 25th anniversary showing of “Honoring Our Survival, Healing Our Spirits.”

Originally shown in 1990, the collaborative installation by artists Diana Lehman and Judy Harris Wallen tells the story of healing from abuse and of finding positive transformation through art.

The event will also showcase artwork by children at Brigid Collins and by local artists Susan Simmons, Chris Moench, Kathryn Lyons, Sherry Shipley, Nancy Canyon, Trish Harding, Lori Hill and Lauren Ponder.

There also will be a short video about the center’s arts initiative, and how the staff has used the arts to expand community awareness and promote education and dialogue about child abuse.

In addition, Jillian Froebe, an expressive arts mentor, counselor and spiritual director, will offer a seminar on experiencing art as a tool to self-knowing and healing, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Contact the center to register for the seminar.

Details: 360-734-4616, brigidcollins.org.

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