Art and creative work of people supported by Horton Housing Association in the Craven area is being celebrated and showcased at a special touring exhibition.
‘Creative Fusion – A Journey’ includes artwork, such as paintings, crafts, poetry, prose. This body of work illustrates the positive progress made by Horton’s clients since they received support, including the chance to express their thoughts and feelings through arts, crafts and writing. Much of this work is done in partnership with local organisations.
Horton runs a number of services in the Craven area, including Craven Stay – housing-related support for homeless people – and Craven Community Cafés at Skipton and Settle. The community cafés provide a vital lifeline for vulnerable adults who may be affected by social isolation, older people and people with emotional or mental health issues. They provide a range of activities, including guest speakers, arts and crafts sessions, creative writing, and informal learning and development opportunities in partnership with local agencies. The cafés are also are run in the Selby area.
The exhibition, organised by Community Café Manager Helen Bannister, was launched in June at Skipton Library, where it was displayed for a fortnight, then moved to Settle Library where it can be seen until 17 July. After a short summer break the work will be on show again at Cross Hills Library from 12-26 September.
Other partners involved in making the exhibition possible and supporting our Craven clients include Dyneley House Surgery in Skipton, North Yorkshire ALSS (Adult Learning & Skills Service) and North Yorkshire County Council’s Library Service.