A Colorful Journey: An Artistic Expression of Grief

September 20, 2018

During our September groups at Tu Nidito, we asked children and young adults to reflect on some very important questions:

  • What is it like to have a serious illness?
  • What is it like to be the brother or sister of someone who has a serious illness?
  • What is it like to have a parent with a serious illness?
  • What is grief? How would you describe your personal grief to an outside observer?

Not every child or young adult has the words in which to express the multitude of emotions and reactions they experience during their journey with grief and serious illness. Often times kids turn to non-verbal ways of expressing their emotions and feelings. Art is a powerful way in which a lot can be said without speaking a single word. Using inspiration from their own lives, we asked kids and young adults in Tu Nidito’s support programs to create a piece of art work, depicting their personal journey with grief or serious illness.  These amazing and powerful pieces will be exhibited in the first ever Tu Nidito pop-up art show titled, A Colorful Journey: An Artistic Expression of Grief.

“It truly is amazing what these children and young adults have been able to express and articulate with just the stroke of a paintbrush,” Amanda Marks, Community Impact Director at Tu Nidito says. “It is Tu Nidito’s hope that by connecting to the Tucson community’s hearts through art, we will create more awareness about childhood grief, ultimately helping to ensure that no child grieves alone.”

We hope that you will be able to join us for this very special event, open to the public:

A Colorful Journey: An Artistic Expression of Grief

260 E. Congress Street, Tucson, AZ (Between 5th and 6th Avenue)

Oct. 13 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Oct. 14 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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