BIA-MA Touring Art Exhibit Featuring Jewelry, Sculpture, Paintings at Lakeville Public Library this month

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Various types of art were included in the exhibit.

If you’re looking for a great way to spend an afternoon this month, check out the The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts’ (BIA-MA) Southern Regional Office’s  Touring Art Exhibit at Lakeville Public Library from April 1-29 with an artists’ reception on Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Some of the artwork displayed.

This unique exhibit features artwork and jewelry created by members of 12 BIA-MA support groups located throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. The exhibit is a result of a grant from the Wareham Cultural Council to support “Soaring Without Limits Through the Arts.” The Council is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

“Art, music, and writing are all therapeutic to the healing process,” says Sandy Topalian, Ph.D., CBIST, manager of the BIA-MA’s Southeastern Regional Office in East Wareham. “We hope this exhibit will showcase the talents and capabilities of survivors of brain injury and increase awareness of brain injury that affects thousands of individuals in southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the Islands.”

Local artists have been working with survivors of brain injury as they prepare pieces for the exhibits.

BIA-MA has support groups in more than a dozen communities in southeastern Massachusetts, including Fall River, Plymouth, New Bedford, Wareham, Falmouth, Hyannis, Buzzards Bay, and more. These groups provide social, recreational and educational opportunities to survivors of brain injury and their families.

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Necklaces, earrings and bracelets were some of the jewelry featured as part of the exhibit.

For more information on the exhibit or to purchase a piece of artwork or jewelry, please contact BIA-MA’s Southeastern Regional Office at 888-607-7678 or e-mail biamase@biama.org.

Have you been to the Touring Art Exhibit yet? What did you think? What was your favorite piece?

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