Brain & Mental Health Art Show
The 2019 Brain & Mental Health Art Show is Friday, April 5th in the Horticulture Building at Landsdowne Park!
The Brain & Mental Health Art Show is an annual event organized by SfN Ottawa to help link the scientific and the mental health communities in Ottawa. The show further helps raise awareness and funds in support of local mental health charities. The Art Show is organized as a vernissage, or preview, allowing artists and guests to express their own experiences, feelings, and struggles related to the brain and mental health. Each year we present a diverse range of work including sculptures, mixed media, photographs and paintings, created by researchers, students, artists, community members and individuals with mental health issues.
Admission to the show is just $10 (cash) at the door and there will be light appetizers and a cash bar available serving wine, beer, and soft drinks. Some of the artwork will be available for purchase via silent and live auctions. Artwork purchases can be made via cash or credit card. All proceeds from the show go to our community partner Ancoura, who provide housing for those living with mental health challenges in our community.
Please join us for the opening reception of IN DETAIL by artists Kristina Corre, Amy Barker and Kathryn Shriver.
Artists will be in attendance.
Enjoy a bar and hor d’oeuvres.
Show runs July 12th – Aug 12th
With enkindling simplicity, IN DETAIL awakens ideas seeded with rich and symbolic visual language as well as conceptual concerns. Line and composition manifest muted power. The works of art from IN DETAIL both expose and claim a sense of vulnerability. Emotionality asserts itself in many ways, thus resisting being subsumed into a single narrative. The works of art demand we address their specificities. Together, IN DETAIL speaks to the communal history of sewing and needlework as well as the social and artistic significance of work that was traditionally performed by women:
Amy Barker’s figurative images feature garments stitched by the hands of women in her life. Kristina Corre threads her compelling collage elements into her uncluttered compositions. Kathryn Shriver’s handmade beadwork strings together beads in a beautiful yet also disquieting exploration of cultural creativity.
For more information contact : email@example.com
Carrie Colton, gallery director, 613.355.0359
Myka Burke, media, 613.853.3334