The Inside] Out Art Exhibition, an exhibit showing art created from a different perspective, is set to open on Sept. 15 at Santa Fe Community Gallery in New Mexico.
Now on its fifth year, Inside] Out Art is an annual program of the Compassionate Touch Network, a Santa Fe-based non-profit organization that promotes mental health literacy for youth, teens, and adults using education and the arts. The exhibit will showcase art created by New Mexico residents living with diagnoses including schizophrenia; anxiety disorders such as PTSD and OCD; clinical depression; and bipolar, schizoaffective, and eating disorders. Individuals with mental illness are often said to display a capacity to see the world in a novel and original way.
One in five people suffer from mental illness in the U.S.Approximately 300,000 youth and adults in New Mexico have a diagnosable condition, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services agency, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The exhibit will run until Oct. 14. Both the exhibit and the opening reception at 5 p.m.are open to the public.Sales of the artworks will benefit the artist and Compassionate Touch Network.
Selected works from individuals at Casa Milagro, Santa Fe Life Link Clubhouse, Warehouse 21, and Albuquerque's ArtStreet, and from those who create art at home will be featured at the exhibit.