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November 1, 2002
Media Advisory: Art show and new book put human touch on homelessness and housing issues
At a special art show and sale, the Adelaide Women's Art Studio will exhibit
artwork created by women who share histories of homelessness and inadequate
housing. The exhibit will begin with an opening reception on November 4 at the
Toronto City Hall Rotunda, and will continue until November 8, 2002.

Reception: Monday, November 4
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Exhibit Dates: November 4 - 8, 2002

One highlight of the show will be the launch of a book featuring 30 of the
artists. This book gives voice to many of the women who use the Fabric Art and
Art Afternoon programs offered at the Adelaide Resource Centre for Women. This
opportunity for making art has provided the means to express the essence of
each woman's experience and inner vision. The books, available for $12, will be
on sale during the art show.

The Adelaide Women's Art Studio is housed at the Adelaide Resource Centre for
Women. The studio programs offer a diverse group of women the opportunity to
experience a wide range of challenging and inspiring art activities in a
supportive environment -- and a chance to come together as artists to create.
The studio is operated jointly with the Adelaide Resource Centre for Women, a
service provided by Toronto Shelter, Housing and Support Division and the
Regent Park Community Health Centre. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork
will go towards supporting the artists and the ongoing program.

Program organizers and many of the featured artists will be available for
interviews and book-signing at the opening reception.

Media Contact
Adelaide Resource Centre for Women



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