"That which creates itself cannot be destroyed"
We are writers, painters, knitters, quilters, sketchers, photographers, sculptors, potters, cut-and-pasters, story-tellers, dreamers, thinkers, believers, survivors, and everything in between.
We would like to invite anyone interested in pursuing a happier state of mind to join us, bring your art or just yourself, and enjoy a few hours of creating art together.
The Pandora Arts Collective Society is a caring and open community of people whose mission is to join together around the creative arts as a healing process.
Our vision is to facilitate and support health through the social and educational benefits of a welcoming creative arts space.
About our Name, and Logo:
In our adapted version of the myth, Pandora was tasked with protecting a box filled with blessings and chaos. Ordered not to look inside went against her curious nature, she could not resist a peek. Opening the lid allowed the contents to escape into the community. She was saddened, but she discovered that the blessing of hope had remained inside, helping her to understanding and forgiveness. This story reminds us there is hope in a mental health journey shared together. Hope is the sure belief in the gift of our creative possibilities.
To read a full description of the history of Pandora Arts, written by P. Jean Oliver, click here.