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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio--Vicki Hiar

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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. 

Our 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.

Vicki Hiar

"My name is Vicki Hiar and I’ve lived in the Heartside area for over 20 years.  I have been doing artwork at Heartside since I went into remission with cancer in 1999.  I started weaving rugs and wall hangings and table runners for three years or longer.  I learned to do some wood burning and painted a little, but now today I am quilting wall hangings and other things by hand.  I have been doing that for about 2 years now, and I enjoy it very much."

Vicki passed away peacefully this month at the age of 55.  Our thoughts are with her friends and family.

'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.

Sarah Scott is Arts Coordinator for Heartside Gallery and Studio, and can be reached at [email protected]

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