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Artist opens his studio and his heart with hands-on therapy

 

Last updated 9/20/2018 at Noon

Mill Creek resident Jalal (Jay) Gilani works with one of his young students on a mold for a creation at his art studio in Everett. The storefront FeelArtistic location provides space for artists in five different medias as well as classes in pottery, visual arts and glass fusing. The artist-in-residence also offers the studio for a unique form of therapy for individuals with special needs.

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...



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