“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle From the time we clutch our first thick crayon, we as humans claim the unalienable right to create, to express what can’t be expressed with words. Art helps us understand what it is to be human.
Healing Icons developed out Heidi Darr-Hope’s personal journey through her life and her art. Creativity is her profound teacher, providing tools that enable her to dive deep into her life experiences, to wrestle with them over and over and finally to release them through the birthing process of the creative act.
The act of creativity affords her the opportunity to see the joys and sorrows in life as a series of connected events unfolding within non-linear time. She has been reminded countless times to listen to the still, small voice within, to follow its lead and to have faith that all of her experiences are continually preparing her for what lies around the next corner.
To recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina, the Arts Commission annually presents the Elizabeth O'Neil Verner Awards, the highest honor the state gives in the arts. These awards honor South Carolina arts organizations, patrons, artists, members of the business community, and government entities who maximize their roles as innovators, supporters and advocates of the arts. In 1980, the Verner Awards took on a special significance with their designation as the official "Governor's Awards for the Arts." Heidi Darr-Hope received this award from Governor Haley on May 5, 2011 at the South Carolina Statehouse.
The Palmetto Center for Women awarded Heidi the 2011 Twin Award in Health and Wellness. Since 1980, this distinguished honor, Tribute to Women in Industry, has been given annually to women whose outstanding achievements mark them as leaders and role models in business and in the community.
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