Artwork has the power to heal emotional wounds and support you during difficult times. It is no wonder that so many people who have gone through hardship turn to creativity as an outlet for their pain and sorrow. Once the wounds are healed, art becomes a source of joy and newfound strength. For Nina Luna, an artist who started painting while receiving treatment for breast cancer, art became a haven where she could hide from the painful reality. On December 8, 2023, a virtual exhibition of her empowering art started at the Milotska Center for Exhibitions at Culturally Arts Collective.
New Empowering Art Exhibition at Culturally Arts Collective
Culturally Arts Collective is a non-profit that helps emerging and established artists from around the world expand their horizons and reach international audiences. Because of their dedication to supporting creatives regardless of their financial status and background, the organization provides promising artists with a platform and support on their journey toward recognition. Culturally Arts Collective exhibits art at its Milotska Center for Exhibitions, a 360-degree virtual gallery space available free of charge to anyone with Internet access.
“Paint the Pain Away,” the name of Nina Luna’s solo exhibition, directly references her journey of artistic self-discovery and battling cancer. Unfortunately, many women who survive the life-altering effects of cancer struggle with body image issues. Luna has come a long way before realizing that her beauty and self-worth do not depend on whether she has breasts. The artist uses the female torso as her canvas, pouring out her will to live and create in the form of bright colors and intricate designs. Luna’s empowering art tells the story of her life, where she was before she healed, and where she is now. Her favorite motif, a monarch butterfly, is a symbol of spiritual, emotional, and physical strength.
Nina Luna’s artwork will resonate with those dealing with difficulties in their lives. Her empowering art is a beautiful example of human resilience that proves that the act of creation and self-expression is inherently healing and nourishing.
“Paint the Pain Away” is on view through February 16, 2024. We highly recommend checking out this virtual exhibition on Culturally Arts Collective’s website.