‘Mourning into Morning’ is the new art exhibition at the Peterborough Public Library
“Mourning into Morning” is the title of a new art exhibition by Mary Lou Green, at the Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer Street. The works, which include abstract paintings, collages and writings, are displayed in the lower level foyer.
The show says Green, “is about my journey of healing…a journey of ups and downs, despair and joy.” Encouraged by her therapist to use her creative talent to tell her story, Green’s art and writing explore childhood abuse, trauma and mental illness.
“In many cases,” says Green, “words weren’t enough to describe my feelings…Art gave me a way to access those deep inner feelings and talk about them later. ” “Now every morning is like a fresh start for me,” adds Green. “I am no longer constrained by the many things I was ashamed to say and express. My healing journey has been one of triumph.
By sharing his work with the community, Green wants “in a way [to] inspire others and give hope to those who struggle. She also wants “people who see my show [to] think twice before judging others. My show has a purpose – the only important “label” for anyone is “human being” and worthy of being loved, respected and given hope.
Mourning into Morning will be on view until mid-November.
Haunted Hutchison House
October wouldn’t be complete without the Haunted Halloween Spooktacular for Kids at the Hutchison House Museum. On Saturday, October 29, from noon to 4 p.m., visitors can enjoy a spooky tour of the museum, do crafts, hear their fortunes, and enjoy a special treat.
Admission is $8 per person and children under 5 are free. Costumes are encouraged and an adult must accompany young children. Although the upper levels of the museum are a bit scary, the museum staff and volunteers have no intention of scaring anyone.
For more information, visit hutchisonhouse.ca or call 705-743-9710. The Hutchison House is located at 270 Brock Street.
Halloween in the Boooro
The Downtown Business Improvement Area presents Halloween in the Boooro on Saturday, October 29. Family activities take place from 5-8 p.m. and include Trick or Treating at select businesses, Simcoe Street Skeleton Hunts, and late-night shopping.
For ages 18 and up, a Zombie Apocalypse Escape Game is taking place at Peterborough Square, 360 George Street, at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Registration is mandatory. For more information visit leboro.ca/halloween-in-the-boooro/