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Strokes and colours to help you heal

The organisers of ‘Hues of Blue’, a live painting event that will be held over the weekend, aim to achieve healing power through art.

Published: 08th June 2017 04:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2017 04:37 AM   |  A+A-

Vincent Van Gogh

Express News Service

CHENNAI: Have you ever wondered how a piece of art could affect your mind and its thought process? Art has the power to inspire and transform. Art has so many healing powers. The organisers of ‘Hues of Blue’, a live painting event that will be held over the weekend, aim to achieve that healing power.

WOW Consultancy, a behavioural and organisational clinic, is conducting this event to raise funds for their upcoming project, 365 degree. “Through 365 degree, we are looking at providing affordable mental health care for all. At `365 a year, people can enrol in this project and meet psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and life-skill trainers,” says Dilli Babu, CEO and founder, WOW Consulting.

They will focus on lifestyle and personality en-hancement, relationships, and psychological and psychiatric intervention in the project.

Hues of Blue will have 10 artists, including a sculptor and a textile designer, who will be working live on their works. Apart from the artists, anybody who has a passion towards art can also take part in the event and paint what they feel like. The paintings will be sold at different price ranges starting from Rs 10 to Rs 10 lakh.

The programme will also celebrate the works of Vincent Van Gogh. “He was a great artist and his works are admired and loved by people even today. He had a very tough life and underwent a lot of mental health issues, I read that he was battling bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Van Gogh was only 37 when he shot himself,” says Babu.

Art gives you a platform where you can express your thoughts, feelings, ideas and imagination and is said to have a direct connection with mental health. “This is a celebration of art and mind.”

Live exhibition will be held at the Anna Centenary Library on Saturday from 10 am onwards.
For details, call 9840042265

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