The ArtSpeaks ArtHive
Maria Parrella-ilaria, AOCA, BFA, MA
Art Therapist/ArtHive Supervisor
The ArtSpeaks ArtHive is the first of its kind in Northern Ontario--funded by a tri-agency collaboration between the Sault Area Hospital's Sexual Assault Care Centre, Breton House (the Algoma Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Centre) and the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. It was launched in January 2019 and shares the Education Studio of the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, a heritage building found in the downtown core.
The ArtSpeaks ArtHive offers two programs: bi-weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings for adults and youth (16+) impacted by trauma due to addictions, sexual violence and mental health challenges, and "Sunday Family Hives" offered once quarterly for all members of the community.
The ArtSpeaks ArtHive welcomes creatives of all persuasions. It is supervised by an art therapist and staffed by community-engaged artists and will have ongoing guest-artist collaborations as part of its programming.
Tri-agency collaboration between Sault Area Hospital's Sexual Assault Care Centre, Breton House (Algoma Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Centre ) and the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.