Art and Mental Illness: Creating to Survive/Surviving to Create – Talk and Slideshow by Seacoast Artists Pope Jones and Phoenix Mayet

Join Phoenix Mayet and Pope Jones for a discussion on Art & Mental Illness. Mayet and Jones are Seacoast artists living with chronic mental illness and both make artwork that reflects on this issue. The artists will each present a slide-show featuring work that touches on how making art has helped to express and process the experiences associated with mental illness. This event is timed to coincide with National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 2-8, 2017.

Dover, NH, September 30, 2017 —- Wrong Brain hosts Seacoast artists Pope Jones and Phoenix Mayet in a multimedia presentation, Art & Mental Illness: Creating to Survive, Surviving to Create on Wednesday October 4th from 7-9 pm. The event is timed to coincide with National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 2-8, 2017.

The effects of mental illness are often profound and life-changing. As artists living with mental illness, Pope Jones and Phoenix Mayet have expressed these effects through their individual creative work. In this presentation, each will offer a view into their work as it relates to this issue. How does mental illness effect the creative process? How do the experiences of depression and mania manifest themselves in the artwork of those who live with bipolar disorder? How can art speak to and witness for the powerful after effects of trauma? Join these two artists as they present their work and reflect upon the process that has enabled them to create within the context of chronic mental illness.

Pope Jones & Phoenix Mayet
Art & Mental Illness
Creating to Survive, Surviving to Create

October 4, 2017 7-9 pm

Wrong Brain Headquarters
1 Washington St. Suite 459, Dover, NH

About the artists:
Pope Jones is a self taught mixed media and collage artist based in Dover, NH. Their work examines gender, embodiment, freedom and captivity.

Phoenix Mayet is a conceptual artist, feminist, and social activist whose work addresses issues related to gender, trauma, and personal identity. She maintains a fine art studio at the Washington St. Mill in Dover, NH.

About Wrong Brain:
Our mission is To provide a venue and outlet for unconventional, under-represented and emerging artists, writers and musicians in the Seacoast, NH area through publications, multimedia events, open markets, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and community projects.

For more information about the event, contact [email protected]

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