Put it to the Fire: A Visual Response to Mental Illness
August 9, 2021 - October 9, 2021 Artist Talk: Saturday, September 18, 2-4 pm
Juror: Sobia Ahmad
Participating artists: Cathy Abbott, Christina Osheim, Diane Lorio, George Lorio, Heather Harvey, Jessica Valoris, Judith Pratt, Katina Bitsicas, Lianna Zaragoza, Maria Karametou, Megan Koeppel, Sarah Renzi Sanders, Sussanne Kamalieh, Tacie Jones
This group exhibition will take viewers on a visual journey through mental health, exploring collective pain from an artists’ point of view. The title, PUT IT TO THE FIRE references centuries' old healing rituals practiced across the globe, where fire is used as a metaphorical cleanser, releasing unwanted energies, mindsets, and attachments in order to create space for new intentions to grow and thrive. The exhibit intends to address multiple aspects of the mental health journey; from pain to healing, and suffering to hope.
Virtual Reflections: Art and Music at The Brentwood Arts Exchange
August 9, 2021 - October 9, 2021 Closing Reception: Saturday, October 9, 5-8 pm
The Brentwood Arts Exchange had to close our doors on the opening day of our ten-year anniversary exhibition, Moving Forward, March 16, 2020. Throughout the pandemic, we have reimagined our shared art experiences through virtual programming. We invite you to reflect back with us, as we reconstruct virtual programming highlights to present a physical exhibit.