Guelph artist in show Touched by Fire

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Thursday December 8, 2011

Guelph Tribune

A local artist is among the more than 40 artists featured in a Toronto art exhibition and sale dedicated to works by people living with mental illness.

Susan Campbell’s work was chosen from more than 450 submissions to be shown at Touched By Fire, which takes place today (Dec. 8) at Coopers Fine Art Gallery in Toronto.

“Touched By Fire celebrates the resilience, creativity and tremendous courage of artists living with a mental illness,” said Mood Disorders Association of Ontario executive director Colleen Cowman in a news release.

The exhibition, which is hosted by the Mood Disorders Association, is in its fifth year. It commemorates the life of artist Rebecca Burghardt, who lived with severe bipolar disorder, the release said.

The event’s aim is to support and celebrate artists, and, to this end, artists receive 100 per cent of the funds from the sale of their work, it said. The exhibition runs from 5 to 9 p.m., but the artists’ work can also be viewed online at