Join Sozo Gallery for this special event in support of Mental Health Awareness Month and The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
About the exhibit:
"The Psych is a curated collaboration from individuals who believe in mental health recovery. Through art, we have gathered a collection of works to show the Charlotte community.
This is an exhibition of original works created by students in the Art Health Studio class at Central Piedmont Community College.
The Studio course is designed to encourage and/or support individuals who have concerns which limit their ability to express their creative interest in the visual arts. It is well-established that the Arts can demonstrate a therapeutic impact on many conditions. What is offered here is not intended or represented to be art therapy, although through the use of traditional methods, some may experience therapeutic outcomes after participating in the studio.
Throughout this experience, students had the opportunity to use a range of media: graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, marker, and other materials.
May is mental health awareness month, and the purpose of this themed project was to grow the understanding of our community's perception of mental health, while reducing associated stigma. Such partnerships have allowed these works to be exhibited for one night only in support of the individual with a condition, and for the community as a whole.
The theme and subject matter of these works are original concepts done by the artists. 100% of the proceeds of all works sold go directly to the artists." - David Boyle, The Psych