Erella Ganon Art Exhibition!

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Exhibition Reception:Colourful water colour illustration of Erella Ganon with a high hairdo with flowers, feathers, leaves in her colourful hair

Saturday, September 10, 
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
at the Creative Spirit Art Centre

Exhibition runs from: 
September 10 to October 7, 2016

Erella Ganon is an artist who has been illustrating her experiences in journals
for most of her life. She worked as a writer/journalist/radio announcer and in 1986, as a producer of Canada's first AIDS benefit. Erella was one of the organizers of Kumbaya for AIDS and helped to establish Canada's AIDS hospice, Casey House and the literary event, Word On the Street. She has plied her trade as a reviewer/journalist for NOW Magazine, CKLN-FM, CFNY-FM and for CBC radio and CBC TV. She was a New Media Designer for Extend Media/ Digital Renaissance and continues to be a strong community advocate as the Moderator for the Dufferin Grove Neighbourhood

In 1998 Erella was diagnosed with a brain tumour caused by a usually fatal, rare disease called Cushing’s. She documents her world in which she lives with an invisible disability. She posts her art online and delivers  lectures with slide shows of her art works  which offer the patient's perspective and how medical issues affect a person's life.

Erella's online visual diary inspires appreciative responses from patients and caregivers. Learning that these images and texts to be helpful to others dealing with similar situations inspires her further. Providing understanding for families, support teams of people suddenly diagnosed with something scary is helpful. Not only patients, but doctors often feel powerless and seeing themselves in her work seems to make people feel better. Sharing her experiences provides reassurance to others who often feel voiceless and misunderstood that they are not alone. This is what is her vision now:

TV Documentary:

More links:

Brain Surgery for My Soul:

Lunch with Picasso story:

Dufferin Grove and Me:

Erella and John Cage:

Erella's Facebook Page:

We hope to see you! It will be fun!

Thank you,