Art and Soul Initiative

On May 3rd, 2015, the Art and Soul Initiative successfully brought together youth and  emerging artists with established artists in Mississauga. The day was filled with interaction, learning, and innovation.  Attendees were given the opportunity to attend workshops tailored towards their artistic preferences. The workshops were related towards a variety of art forms, including: photography, digital media, writing, poetry, drama, dance, and much more. The attendees then worked alongside local charities, including: Our Place Peel, SEVA Food Bank, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel to  gain knowledge on social issues around them. The attendees were then given the opportunity to  connect their  artistic skills with creating change.  Through hard work, they  developed various forms of art  that created awareness for social issues, proving that their artistic devotion can help to create change in their communities and globally. Thank you for the support of the Mississauga Arts Council, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and the United Way of Peel Region.

Workshop Facilitators

 Jessica siew

Jesse Siew is a ballerina and student, actively involved in school extra-curriculars, the community, the community, and the dance life. Delegates learned about dance as a medium of expression in her workshop. 










 Sarah-Jean Villa

The Rock Your True Inner Beauty workshop hosted by Sarah-Jean Villa is to educate, motivate, communicate, and to explore ones inner beauty and empower ones creative authentic true self to shine. You will learn the tools you need to songwriter, explore your voice and what you would like to say as a writer. 











Urve Tamberg


Growing up, Urve Tamberg didn’t realize she wanted to be a writer. She pursued a career in business, but the stories she'd heard from her immigrant parents about Estonia stayed with her. She was inspired by those little-known tales of stubbornness, ingenuity, and bravery, so a few years ago she began to write historical fiction.








Chelsea tao

Chelsea Tao is a passionate spoken word poet and artist. She has performed at events hosted by the Toronto Poetry Slam team, leads her own quarterly literary zine publication, and is an instant supporter of people who aren’t afraid to create. Chelsea is currently a student at Cawthra Park Secondary School.

















Patti Merris

“…the beauty is in the ambiguity of a work of art. I appreciate the many possibilities that the process of experimenting holds. It is most important that my paintings begin to unfold on their own and carry an element of surprise. It is therefore the process in which keeps me intrigued as a painter.”






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