"Belonging As I Am", Spring 2017



"People…wonder at the … mountains, the waves of the seas, … and yet they pass by themselves without wondering."         

St. Augustine


In 2017, our theme was “Belonging as I am”.  The Art of Belonging program centered around an eight week art workshop, culminating in an evening where the workshop art was celebrated, along with art and written works from the wider community. After a successful opening at Christ the King Church in Courtenay, the exhibit went on display at The Grotto for the month of May. Our thanks to all who participated and supported this program, and congratulations to the artists on their beautiful works!

The Art of Belonging 2017 was facilitated by visiting artist Dean Bauche. Dean created a wonderful triptych  (shown above) celebrating the L'Arche Comox Valley community, which he then donated for permanent display at the I Belong Centre. We are grateful to Dean for this wonderful addition to our Centre.