Healing Through Art in Downtown Sarasota
More Too Life, a local non-profit, is partnering with renowned Sarasota artist, Marie Thérèse Lacroix, to explore how art can impact the healing of victims of human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
During the month of March, Marie T will be working with a select few survivors in her downtown Sarasota studio. Through this creative process, Marie T will support them in utilizing the creative process to explore various materials and methods to create their own art. In creating their own art, the survivors will be able to focus on their own perceptions, imagination and feelings. Art expression helps regulate emotions, explore self-expression and build-self confidence among several other benefits.
On the evening of March 31st, More Too Life and Marie T will discuss collaboration and explore how art can contribute to the healing process for victims of trauma.
This free event will be held at Art By Lacroix Studio in downtown Sarasota from 6pm to 8pm. Light hor d’ourves and drinks will be served. Event information and registration is on Eventbrite using the following link: HERE.
A portion of proceeds from any paintings sold that evening will be generously donated to More Too Life, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring change in people and transforming culture for a better world. More Too Life’s approach is to provide opportunities to turn “victims to survivors, survivors to thrivers, and thrivers into champions”. In the fight to attack human trafficking they provide care to its victims and prevention to those on the fringe.
Marie T, originally from Quebec, now calls Sarasota her home as well as the location of her own art studio, Studio Lacroix. Her art can be easily recognized by her vibrant display of colors, exuberant flowers, humorous personas, and contemporary paintings. On her canvas she expresses her sensibility for people and her love of nature- which have been inspired by her naturally bright surroundings and vibrant people.
Photo credit: Cassidy Eby, More Too Life