Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
The House of Sophrosyne: Mural Project
September 6, 2022 - October 2, 2022
In May-June 2022, AWE presented a series of workshops at the House of Sophrosyne which were facilitated by interdisciplinary artist and cultural worker, Christy Litster. Throughout these workshops, attendees had the opportunity to connect through the sharing of their own personal stories, learned about the value of creative skills – such as journaling, drawing, painting, process-based exploration – and celebrated the power of collaboration and community.
Their contributions to the collaborative mural installation will have a lasting impact on other women in the recovery community, who will find comfort by engaging with the mural that they have created. This project empowered participants with the confidence to reclaim their voices by sharing their stories with others.
About the Partner
The House of Sophrosyne is a charitable organisation that has been active in Windsor-Essex for 40 years, providing programs and services to women and their families who are battling substance misuse. Founded in 1978, the House of Sophrosyne offers community and residential programs to help women struggling with substance abuse.
About the Facilitator
Christy Litster is an artist and illustrator based in Windsor, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Design from Toronto Metropolitan University. Over the last decade, she has had the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects including a variety of murals throughout Windsor-Essex.
The Centre for Art and Wellness is supported by the Solcz Family Foundation.