Spectrum ArtWorks has unveiled a new traveling exhibition on the 2nd Floor of the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. Through artwork and accompanying events, “To Really See: Exploring the medication taking experience through art” explores medication use stories to raise awareness and challenge mental health stigma regarding the medication-taking experience. It demonstrates many ways of expressing and exploring health related events through art – such as puppetry, theatre, songs, games, photography and other visual art.
“To Really See” will be at the Hennepin County Library’s Minneapolis Central location August 10 – September 27. On Closing Night a panel discussion at 6:00 in the 2nd Floor Pohlad Hall will reflect on the artwork in the exhibition and engage multiple perspectives in conversation about mental health and medication use. Panelists include moderator Syl Jones (Hennepin County Medical Center), Paul Ranelli (U of M), Marilyn Dornfeld (NAMI MN), Dr. Reba Peoples (RESOURCE), and Martha Bird (Exhibiting Artist), among others.
The exhibit will then go to St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth (Oct.-April 2018) and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Bio-Med Library (Dec. 2017-April 2018). Exhibition partners are RESOURCE, University of Minnesota (Imagine Fund), Hennepin County Library, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Genoa.
Exhibiting Artists include: Teresa Audet, Douglas Blue, Kate Clark, Sam Larom, Gary Melquist, Anne South, Heather Spielman, KaTa, Roger Williamson (Minneapolis); Jennifer N. Campbell (St. Paul); John Casey (Bloomington); Holly Rapport (River Falls); Jessica Ward (Lino Lakes).
Spectrum ArtWorks Collective Artists are: Ashley Adams, Cecile Bellamy, Martha Bird, Andrew Braunberger, Christi Furnas, Peter F. Hinze, Kandace Krause, Matt LaCombe, Michaela Rachor, James E. Sjolin, Tobias, Shining Starr, Wallace White.
An art program of RESOURCE, Spectrum ArtWorks has been supporting artists since 2004.