Finding Comfort in Art

Moving from Montreal proved to be somewhat of a challenge.

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When I came here, I found myself lonely in a new city.

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The winter blues were getting to me. I didn’t know my place in Toronto. What my life was going to look like. It was hard without my family and my friends here. 

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But I found some comfort when I came to the AGO with my boyfriend for the first time. I feel like arts and culture are lost on our generation. So we make a point of coming here regularly.

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The first time we came, we went to the Basquiat exhibit. I was able to relate to the pain and the darker stuff in his art. It made me take a step back and think about how I was feeling. It momentarily helped me forget what was causing me anxiety.

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Thanks to Tara for sharing her story. Check out her website to read her blog and see her amazing photography and design work.

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