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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Kathy Goote

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Heartside Gallery and Studio began in 1993 as a small program of Heartside Ministry.  This ever-expanding program continues to offer the Heartside community and its neighbors a supportive and safe environment in which to create, exhibit and sell work. 
The artists come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  Some have experienced homelessness and the disadvantages that come with it; our community also includes artists with various emotional, physical or mental disabilities.  Many artists are simply people from the Heartside neighborhood who wish to share their experience and talent with neighbors who can benefit from their expertise. The featured artist for December is Kathy Goote.  Here's a little about the artist, in her own words:
Kathy Goote

“I am the princess, drowning in shame. Growing up I could do nothing right. I didn’t feel lovable. I was always rejected by the men in my life.
I have been diagnosed with borderline illness.
I did not know how to take care of myself. Asking for help, I came to know, was a weakness.
I wanted to be invisible. I protected myself by being a perfectionist. I became very dependent on others because I felt like I was nothing. I was drowning.
I turned my anger for others against myself by burning my skin with cigarettes. I wanted other people to know how badly I felt.
I was a misfit, something was wrong with me. I was drowning.
I learned to fish so that I could take care of myself. I discovered that no one else could take care of me better than I.
I found great gifts and talents that I possessed. Sometimes still, compliments don’t sink in, only criticism and harsh words rise to the surface.
There is recovery. We don’t have to be victims of our illnesses.”
'The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio' is a monthly feature to highlight some of the wonderful people of the Heartside neighborhood.  Visit to learn more and get involved.  Add us here to become our friend on Facebook!
Sarah Scott is Arts Coordinator for Heartside Gallery and Studio, and can be reached at [email protected]

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