One in four adults lives with a mental health condition, yet this common illness often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art – Contemporary Craft’s latest socially engaged art experience – breaks down societal stigmas and offers an opportunity to encounter and understand mental health through the lens of contemporary craft. Featuring a series of exhibitions, innovative community engagement and education opportunities, and a diverse series of programs and events, Mindful reaches beyond the gallery walls to examine creativity’s role in mental health, resiliency, and compassion.
Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art is made possible by the Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation, the Staunton Farm Foundation,The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation,The Fine Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, PNC Charitable Trust, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, the Carlow University Grace Ann Geibel Institute for Justice and Social Responsibility, and media sponsors NEXTpittsburgh, WESA, and WYEP. Additional support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Richard King Mellon Foundation. (As of October 2015)
Learn more at www.exploremindfulart.com.