Exhibit: To Really See: Exploring the Medication-Taking Experience Through Art

Four paintings left to right are a woman sitting with her hands over her ears, a painting with the words "These things are killing me," and two abstract multi-colored paintings.

Art on display at the U of M Bio-Medical Library includes (L-R) work by Kandace Krause, Holly Rapoport, John Casey III.

A traveling exhibition of over 30 artworks by artists with mental illness is up at the University of Minnesota’s Bio-Medical Library on the 2nd floor of Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. SE, Minneapolis (East Bank campus) through April 30. A public reception and artists talk was held February 1.

The exhibition is curated by Jes Reyes, coordinator of Avivo’s ArtWorks program, and co-organized by Paul Ranelli, a professor of Social Pharmacy at the U of M College of Pharmacy. Exhibiting artists include: Ashley Adams, Teresa Audet, Cecile Bellamy, Douglas Blue, Andrew Braunberger, Jennifer N. Campbell, John Casey, Kate Clark, Christi Furnas, Peter F. Hinze, KaTa, Kandace Krause, Sam Larom, Gary Melquist, Photovoice participants, Michaela Rachor, Holly Rapoport, Anne South, Julia C. Spencer, Heather Spielman, Shining Starr, Tobias, Jessica Ward, Roger Williamson.

In addition, over ten artworks separate from the project are exhibited at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth until March 29.

The mission of Avivo ArtWorks is to challenge stigma and raise mental health awareness. For the event, it is recommended to park in the Washington Ave Ramp and take the Tunnel to Diehl Hall to enter the Bio-Medical Library and the exhibit directly. For more details: Diehl Hall: 612-626-4045,; Avivo: 612-752-8242,

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