Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art investigates the topics of anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, and PTSD through craft expression. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness has on society, and how the arts can encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment. The project also examines links between mental disorders and artistic tendencies through the inclusion of artworks made by those who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses and those who have not. This traveling exhibition was organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.
Tune in to WGBH’s Open studio, Friday, January 19 at 8:30 pm. Host Jared Bowen interviews artist Meredith Grimsley, and Chief Curator Beth Conrad McLaughlin, exploring the impact of mental illness on society and the role of the arts in self-expression.
Me2/ Orchestra, April 22, 2018
In order of apperance:
Alison Saar, J’attends, 2007, Mixed media, 12″ x 18″ x 14
Edward Eberle, #25 Guy(D), 2009, Porcelain, 2.5″ x 21.25″ x 21.25 Photo: Edward Eberle
Meredith Grimsley, Foundress, 2014, Hand dyes, discharged rayon, silk organza and muslin, machine quilted, hand embroidered, handmade paper (abaca), acrylic paint, 71″ x 34.5 Photo: James Grimsley