Opening Reception: March 5 (6-8pm)
Runs: March 5 – 26, 2016
At Alexi Era Gallery, Mascoutah, Illinois, US
This exhibition is created in a partnership with The You Rock Foundation. One in Four people have or will struggle from a diagnosable mental health struggle in their lifetime. There is an intense need for awareness of this difficult subject matter as an insight into the atypical release artists face as they express some of their deepest motivations, feelings and their own personal contact with the subject matter portrayed through their work. Each artist will work with a mental health disorder of choice based on personal experience or outside influences that have impacted their lives. Art is an invaluable, an incredible resource to educate people on mental health crisis we face worldwide and the stigmas unfortunately still attached to them. This exhibition hopes to bring hope, understanding and awareness to a very important topic.
Artists Exhibited: Anita Inverarity, Anja Altenburg Laursen, Anka Lavriv, Aunia Kahn, Bella Harris, Blaine Schanter, Bob Doucette, Catherine Moore, Chris Mars, Damian Chaves, Deborah Jackson, Emma Overman, Encarni Diaz, Erich J. Moffitt, Gretchen Lewis, Hikari Shimoda, Inge Vandormael, Ingrid Tusell, Jessica, Perner, Junker Jane, Kelly McKernan, Lea Barozzi, Lioba Bruckner, M de Vena, Marie Larkin, Mary Syring, Meredith Marsone, Paul Chatem, Relm, ShirrStone Shelter, Susannah Kelly, Yishu Wang