Journey of Hope 2017

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Journey of Hope 2017

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Sacramento County’s “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project and the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center present Journey of Hope, a collaborative art exhibit that pairs local artists and writers to share stories about mental health, hope and recovery. Each piece began with a story written by a Sacramento County resident living with mental illness, which was then given to a local artist to be used as inspiration for an original art piece. Writers and artists meet for the first time just prior to the public reception.

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Below is a brief live stream video before the opening of the show where myself the artist and Laura Bemis writer shares our experience as an artist and writer.

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“Survivors Journey”, redwood on canvas, 2017, Submission Journey of Hope