To Really See: Art exploring the medication-taking experience

Presented by Spectrum ArtWorks, “To Really See” explores mental health and challenges the stigmas associated with medication use. The ArtWorks program supports professional artists living with mental illness.

On display from August 10 - September 27 in Cargill Gallery at Minneapolis Central Library, “To Really See” features artwork by the Spectrum ArtWorks artist collective, from artists across Minnesota, and pieces created during Photovoice participatory art workshops.

On Thursday, Aug. 10, join us for an opening reception from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Doty Board Room. A presentation from National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota (NAMI MN) will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of the Photovoice video. Learn about mental illnesses and the impact of negative stigmas, as well as ways to make Minnesota a better place for people experiencing mental illness.

The exhibit will close with a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 27, 6-7:30 p.m. in Pohlad Hall, moderated by Syl Jones of Hennepin County Medical Center. Panelists include Paul Ranelli (University of Minnesota), Marilyn Dornfeld (NAMI MN) and Dr. Reba Peoples (RESOURCE). They will reflect on the artwork in the exhibit and engage multiple perspectives in conversation about mental health and medication use.

Exhibition examines medication’s role in everyday life, MinnPost, Aug. 2, 2017