Artist opens his studio and his heart with hands-on therapy
Last updated 9/20/2018 at Noon
Mill Creek resident Jalal (Jay) Gilani considers himself a lucky man, thanks to the fact he has been able to turn his passion into a thriving business that benefits some of the most vulnerable members of the community.
Gilani is the owner of FeelArtistic, an art studio in Everett that opens its doors to people of all ages who have discovered the healing power of art.
“My parents told me that artists cannot make enough money to ever afford to have a family,” he told The Beacon. “When I was old enough to understand that they were right, I was forced to make the decision to set my pass...