Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) in association with Walt’s Waltz, a non-profit mental health organization, is excited to announce the opening of the new Community Gallery exhibition, Step Out Of Stigma. The exhibition features the work of Upstate artists Eli Warren, Nick Burns, Sherrill Hill, Will Crooks, Mimi Wyche, Lisa Steffens, Traci Martin, Savannah Rose Ralph, Barbara Castaneda, & collaborations with Dr. Frank Clark between artists Lisa M. Shimko and Terrell Washington. The exhibition opens with a First Friday reception from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday, May 6th, and continues until Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022. The exhibition will also be open during the First Friday on June 3rd, 2022. Step Out Of Stigma is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Visual art provides a cathartic release of pent-up, stigmatized topics such as anxiety and depression. It can evoke an emotional response in process but also in product through the lens of the spectator. Let’s stop dancing around mental health conversations. In Step Out Of Stigma artists, Eli Warren, Nick Burns, Sherrill Hill, Will Crooks, Mimi Wyche, Lisa Steffens, Traci Martin, Savannah Rose Ralph, Barbara Castaneda, Lisa M. Shimko, and Terrell Washington open up discussions surrounding mental health conditions through a variety of techniques and mediums. Their work represents the dark, depressive days, the chaotic, anxious days as well as the days filled with light and hope.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts is a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. For more information, visit www.artcentergreenville.org, call 864-735-3948, or check out GCCA on Facebook (Greenville Center for Creative Arts) & Instagram (@artcentergvl).
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