Entry form due: Thursday, April 12, 2012.
The Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign is celebrating National Mental Health Month with "Art Uniting People - A Celebration of Creativity and Mental Health," an art exhibition dedicated to making a difference. It provides people whose lives have been affected by mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders the opportunity to use art as a form of expression in order to engage the Alexandria community in a conversation about mental health issues. Artists are invited to share the inspiration behind their art pieces and some of their personal story. For details, visit: healthieralexandria.org/AntiStigma/content.aspx?id=44222
Calling all artists!
Artists of all ages -- young and old --are invited to participate. Artists may enter a diverse range of art pieces including all the different mediums in painting as well as sculpture, drawings, ceramics, photography and writing. Artists are also invited to share the inspiration behind their art pieces and some of their personal story to help viewers understand their perspective and the impact of mental illness on their lives.
Interested in participating? Click here to download the information packet.
Return of Entry Form: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Entry forms are included in the information packet or can be filled out online by clicking here (www.surveymonkey.com/s/Art2012).
Art Delivery Day: Monday, April 23, 2012: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 2012: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Collection Day: Tuesday, January 9, 2013: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday, January 10, 2013: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The opening reception is planned for Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferston Street, Alexandria, VA. Invitations will be sent out to exhibiting artists. Family, friends, and the broader community are all welcome.
Art pieces will be displayed at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, from May – September 2012.
Art pieces will then be moved and exhibited at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St from October 2012 – January 2013