Wigan nonprofit hosts art exhibition at Turnpike Gallery

More Than Words CIC has opened its Catwalk of Emotions exhibition at the Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.

The charity, based at The Edge in Wigan, works with disabled and/or autistic young people and adults and specializes in performances highlighting disability-specific issues which they often take out into the community.

The exhibition began with a performance combining dance, theater and music.

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Members of More Than Words CIC perform at the launch of their exhibition on the podium of emotions.

Two artistic projects are exhibited. Catwal, looks at the transition from winter to spring, and how the world emerges from the darkness of one season into the coolness of the next.

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Emotions examines how our emotions come in many colors, from calm blues to fiery reds, with everything in between.

Elaine Delaney, who worked with students at More Than Words, said, “The students really worked really hard on their artwork, and it allowed them to immerse themselves in a world of beauty.

The Parade of Emotions exhibited at the Turnpike Gallery

“They enjoyed exploring, creating and sharing their work with friends and family, and now the community.

“They used their favorite colors to express their feelings, which was especially important during the Covid pandemic.”

The art exhibition runs until May 27 and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jack Valentine with some of his work at the Emotions Parade exhibition
Joseph Riley with some of his work at the Catwalk of Emotions exhibition

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