“Think Outside the Ring”: A Shape Your Life Art Project is a collection of paintings produced by participants in Shape Your Life (SYL), a free recreational boxing program for female and transgendered survivors of violence at the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Gym. These paintings are completed on boxing canvases by SYL boxers as part of their journey to their own healing. The paintings also celebrate making new connections to themselves and others.
The Shape Your Life Art Project will be on display August 20– 25, from 12 pm to 5 pm.
On Friday, August 23rd between 7:00 – 10:00 pm there will be an open house event to celebrate the paintings, the artists and the Shape Your Life program.
About Shape Your Life (SYL)
Shape Your Life (SYL) is a partnership between The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Gym, Opportunity for Advancement, and Brock University. SYL began in 2007 and since that time, over 800 participants have taken part in the program.
For more information, see www.shapeyourlifeboxing.com.