JointHealth™ express   March 27, 2014

Save the date! Otto Kamensek’s Shard’s, Bone Deep art exhibit launches on April 17

From April 17-May 8, the Port Moody Arts Centre will feature the clay sculptures of Otto Kamensek, a person living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

The Port Moody Arts Centre will be featuring the clay sculptures of Otto Kamensek in an exhibit called Shard’s, Bone Deep from April 17-May 8. The exhibit will be running concurrently with the visual art exhibit of Maggie White’s Seeing Red, Feeling the Blues and Rocking It.

Kamensek has been the ceramic artist-in-residence at the Port Moody Arts Centre since last May. He is an accomplished ceramic artist, a community volunteer and member of the Patient Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. His artwork reflects his own health challenges with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and how it has affected his body and the world around him.

Kamensek will be presenting a talk titled “Art & Arthritis with Otto Kamensek” on Thursday, May 1 from 7-9pm. In his talk, he will discuss the release of pain, frustration and stress through art. Guests at the talk will be able to join Kamensek on a tour of his studio and exhibition at the Port Moody Arts Centre. The suggested donation for the talk is $10; all proceeds will go to the ‘OK Bursary’, a program set up to assist artists in financial need. To reserve your seat, please call the venue at 604-931-2008.

Do not miss this opportunity to support a friend and fellow member of your arthritis community! We welcome you to share your experience at the exhibit with us in the comments section here. We want to know what your favourite art piece is and why.