Berks Children Express Their Feelings About The Pandemic Through Artwork | Regional Berks News


WEST READING, PA – Friday night is the monthly “Second Friday” celebration in West Reading, and there’s a bit of a twist in an art gallery.

COVID has changed so much this year for so many people, but especially for children.

And that is why Galerie Art Plus helps them express their feelings in a very positive way. See the pandemic through the eyes of children. This is the theme of a special art exhibition.

“We helped the kids who wanted to express this, show their work and show their struggles during the pandemic and I think it’s important for everyone, especially the kids,” said Brian Clark, gallery volunteer.

Clark says the exhibit, titled “Creating During COVID-19,” tapped into what children felt during some of the pandemic’s darker days.

Children aged six to 18 at Olivet Boys and Girls Club were able to express their thoughts in ways they sometimes couldn’t put into words.

“I think it touches our subconscious a bit and something that we don’t always express in our day to day life,” Clark said.

The exhibition runs until January 31 and is free to the public.

And Clark hopes others are inspired to put their feelings about COVID into their own artwork as we look forward to better days ahead.

“That sort of thing tells me of something brighter, more promising,” Clark said.

If you want more information, you can go to the gallery website.


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