Friday, June 30, 2017

To Really See: Exhibiting Artists Announcement

“This is the first painting of a five part series that is progress. It represents the depression I had felt early in recovery from a mental illness breakdown…medication for me has made a huge difference in my day to day living.” -Kandace Krause, Me Before Me, Acrylic on Canvas

Spectrum ArtWorks is proud to announce exhibiting artists for our upcoming traveling exhibition To Really See.

To Really See
Exploring the medication taking experience through art

There are many methods for expressing and exploring health related events through art. The results often create compelling and people-centered objects or experiences. Attempts have been made using media, such as puppetry, theatre, songs or games. Photography and other visual art are also used to make subjects on health meaningful and healing for the person and interesting and educational for the public and the professionals who serve the public. Through a community-focused art project and traveling exhibit, To Really See, captures these approaches and focuses on the display of creative medication use stories that users, artists, and participants wanted to express and share.

To Really See initially presents with the Hennepin County Library’s Minneapolis Central location (August-September 2017), then at St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth (October 2017-April 2018) and then with the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (December-April 2018). Full exhibit details here.

RSVP to the Minneapolis opening reception on August 10th here.

 Exhibition partners: RESOURCE, University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Library, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Genoa. This exhibition is partially funded through the University of Minnesota’s Imagine Fund.

Exhibiting Artists:

Teresa Audet (Minneapolis)
Douglas Blue (Minneapolis)
Jennifer N. Campbell (St. Paul)
John Casey (Bloomington)
Kate Clark (Minneapolis)
Sam Larom (Minneapolis)
Gary Melquist (Minneapolis)
Holly Rapoport (River Falls)
Anne South (Minneapolis)
Heather Spielman (Minneapolis)
KaTa (Minneapolis)
Jessica Ward (Lino Lakes)
Roger Williamson (Minneapolis)

Spectrum ArtWorks Collective Artists:

Ashley Adams
Cecile Bellamy
Martha Bird
Andrew Braunberger
Christi Furnas
Peter F. Hinze
Kandace Krause
Matt LaCombe
Michaela Rachor
James E. Sjolin
Shining Starr
Wallace White


Spectrum ArtWorks Photovoice Participants

“The pill balances on the tip of the tongue but does not enter, illustrating that while the physical act of taking medication is easy, it is often psychologically challenging.”
- Sam Larom, Pill, Oil on Canvas

“The Placement of medication alongside breakfast objects illustrates how common place medication is in our everyday lives.”
- Tobias, Breakfast Objects, Acrylic on Canvas

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