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Weekend Leisure: The Salvation Army PAPER Art Exhibition
Presented by People with Intellectual Disabilities
Have you ever thought that your paper art can be converted into the blessings of others? As long as you take part in the Salvation Army's coming PAPER Art Exhibition, you can make handicrafts in the paper craft workshop. After the exhibition, the mentally impaired members of the Army will hand your artworks to people in the community, cheering them up and giving them positive energy.   
The Salvation Army PAPER Art Exhibition is the midway stop of a happy journey. Members from the six rehabilitation units of The Salvation Army previously visited various famous landmarks in different districts of Hong Kong, such as the Peak, the airport, the Star Ferry Pier and Kat Hing Wai. They not only took photos of scenic spots for the production of Fotomo, but also invited passers-by to take photos with them and distributed "energy packages" which contain small gifts to share their joy with the passers-by. Although people with intellectual disabilities have limitations, their purity and optimism can influence people around.
The PAPER Art Exhibition shows the observation and perception of the mentally impaired. Their Fotomos of Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, Chek Lap Kok Airport and tenements in old districts show the local scenes which impress them most. It is a journey to help the disabled to learn about their homeland. If you would like to give them support, please visit the exhibition and join the paper craft workshop. Your handicraft will become a gift of blessings for the mentally impaired to distribute to people in the community after the event.



Date & Time:  
13 October 2016   2pm - 7pm
13 October 2016 Kick-off Ceremony  2pm - 3pm
14 - 17 October 2016 10am- 6pm

Central Courtyard, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre
30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong


About PAPER Art Exhibition

The Salvation Army has been developing the art potential of our members with intellectual disabilities and enhancing the mutual understanding between the general public and our members. In 2015, the Army’s Rehabilitation Services were funded by the Queen Elizabeth Foundation for the Mentally Handicapped to launch a two-year project “PAPER Art Development Project for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”. This project includes paper art workshops, happy journeys which enable the mentally impaired to interact with people in the community, and a paper art exhibition to share happiness and joy.


The mentally impaired membe...
The mentally impaired membe...
Fotomos of scenic spots in ...