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Art Created by City’s Homeless on Display in Exhibit

February 20, 2011 7:18 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

Pieces of art created by the city’s homeless and poverty-stricken community are now on display downtown.

The Colours of Hope exhibit opened Friday at the Edge Gallery at 611 Main Street. The free exhibit includes artwork created by Jackie Traverse, a participant in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Art Auction, Patrick Ross, a self-taught artist whose artworks are in the private collections of former Governor General Michaelle Jean and former Grand Chief Phil Fonatine, together with other Winnipeg artists Lana Winfield and Jordan Miller.

Artwork will be auctioned off at a special event on Thursday, February 24 at the Edge Gallery hosted by Winnipeg Sun columnist Laurie Mustard and alongside auctioneer Bill Knight.

The Colours of Hope art exhibit also aims to create awareness on how the arts program at Siloam Mission helps its patrons express themselves in a creative way.

Viewing hours are Monday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.