The Healing Power of Art by Ody West
The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exhibit for Ody West, a local Gloversville artist in its art gallery. The exhibit entitled, "The Healing Power of Art" will be on display in the Chamber Gallery, 2 N. Main St., Gloversville, throughout the month of August. The Gallery is open for viewing Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm each day.
The show ventures deep into Ody West's healing process and how he has used art to escape depression and anxiety. Ody West became an artist after his therapist recommended that he try art. He was skeptical, but after finishing his first piece he immediately felt something inside him change. Now art is a major part of Ody's life. He paints using acrylic paints, oil paints or spray paint and will paint on any surface available to him. Creating art is an essential part of his life and he can't delay painting just because he doesn't have the right tools.
Ody West likes to leave his artwork in public places for people to find and pass on. He leaves notes for the finders asking them to share the painting with someone suffering from depression and to let them know they are not alone. Ody knows how hard mental illness can be and hopes his art can be a guiding light for anyone suffering.
Ody's work will be available for purchase during the show. For more information or if you would like to inquire about showing your artwork in our Gallery Rotunda please call the Fulton Montgomery Chamber at (518) 725-0641 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.