Sat, Nov 13|
2nd Saturday on The Alameda
Come see the works of Nicola Stela. His practice has been essential in his navigation of PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks. His art changed his life. His art saved him.
Time & Location
Nov 13, 2021, 3:00 PM PST – Nov 14, 2021, 6:00 PM PST
San Jose, 1065 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126, USA
About the Event
People often ask me how do I make art. It has been my therapy for the past 22 years. I was abducted and kept in a small room for 11 days. It was only by a miracle that I was released so fast. PTSD. Anxiety and panic attacks. Tired of that, I grabbed a piece of wood. Carved. Loved it. A beautiful form came out. My father got me into sculpture classes. Art saved me. But there was something wrong. My brain wasn’t working the same way. I had to change my life. Tried to find a way. Nothing really worked. Finally a few years later in California I found healers. They helped me to see the light of the universe. Then I realized that’s why I make art. True art comes from the heart and it’s what keeps me going.