Upcoming Public Events & Exhibitions

To Really See
Exploring the Medication Taking Experience

Exhibition Dates:

Cargill Hall
Hennepin County Library—Minneapolis Central

August 10—September 27, 2017

Opening Reception: August 10 / 6PM 5:30PM-8PM
Special presentation at 6pm with a screening of Spectrum ArtWorks 2017 Photovoice Video and NAMI Minnesota's Creating Caring Communities in Minnesota: Five Things You Can Do. Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. This one-hour workshop is for any community or organization interested in learning about mental illnesses and helping to change attitudes towards mental illnesses.

Closing Night Panel Discussion: Wednesday, September 27 / 6pm
Presented by Spectrum ArtWorks, the exhibit “To Really See” in Cargill Hall explores medication use stories. Through artwork and accompanying events, the show works to raise awareness and challenge mental health stigma regarding the medication-taking experience. Celebrate the closing of the exhibition with this panel discussion moderated by Syl Jones (Hennepin County Medical Center), which will reflect on the artwork in the exhibition and engage multiple perspectives in conversation about mental health and medication use. Panelists include Paul Ranelli (University of Minnesota), Marilyn Dornfeld (NAMI MN), Dr. Reba Peoples (RESOURCE),
with more panelists to be announced.

St. Luke’s Hospital
Duluth, Minnesota

October 2017-April 2018
Opening events: TBD

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Bio-Medical Library

December 2017-April 2018

Opening events: TBD

Each year Spectrum ArtWorks organizes a new exhibition that aims to meet its mission to challenge stigma and raise mental health awareness. In 2015, the program partnered with the Minneapolis Institute of Art to exhibited In Conversation, a residency and exhibition that featured seventeen artists from the program. Each participant created a new piece of art that was in conversation with an object or artwork in the museum’s collection. Last year, Spectrum ArtWorks facilitated The Big Picture, a group exhibition that explored wellness in recovery through art, and showed at the Solar Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis. Water’s Edge displayed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Spring 2017. Our reception on April 29th brought over 200 guests to the Arboretum, and offered a special presentation that created conversations on mental health.

Spectrum ArtWorks upcoming project, To Really See, explores medication use stories. This traveling art exhibition opens August 2017. Through artwork and accompanying events, the show works to raise awareness and challenge stigma regarding the medication-taking experience. The exhibition will feature artwork selected from collective group of artists supported by Spectrum ArtWorks, artwork from artists across the state of Minnesota, and artwork created during Photovoice participatory art workshops (lead by Paul Ranelli and Jes Reyes). This community-focused exhibition is scheduled to exhibit at the Minneapolis Central Library in August, then move to St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth starting in October, and return to Minneapolis with an exhibition opening at the University of Minnesota in December. Accompanying events at the library include an opening reception, a keynote speaker, and a panel conversation. Exhibition partners are Genoa, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, and Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central. The exhibition is partially funded by the University of Minnesota’s Imagine Fund.

Paul Ranelli is a co-organizer of the event and will be sitting on our panel discussion on September 27th along with Marilyn Dornfeld (NAMI MN) and Dr. Reba Peoples (RESOURCE psychiatrist). Syl Jones will be the facilitator.

Michaela Rachor, Deer by Pond

Water's Edge
April 9-May 31, 2017
Journey through the Water’s Edge with artists from Spectrum ArtWorks

Curated by Martha Bird

Gallery Café
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

April 29
1-3:30 PM
Tea Room

Through a variety of mediums and personal connections each artist guides you into this liminal space. Inspired by the Minnesota landscape, nicknamed The Land of 10,000 Lakes, the art evokes a unique yet collective experience of a sense of place that reflects on water, our precious resource.

Program at 1:30 pm facilitated by Spectrum ArtWorks
Light catered snacks in Tea Room

Exhibiting Artists:

Ashley Adams
Cecile Bellamy
Martha Bird
Andrew Braunberger
Faye Buffington-Howell
Peter F. Hinze
Kandace Krause
Samuel L.
Matt LaCombe
Ruth Lais
Michaela Rachor
James E. Sjolin
Julia C. Spencer
Shining Starr
Wallace R. White

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/231227984014333/

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