Art Reducing Stigma

In Memoriam Evelyn Bailey

Evelyn devoted herself to recording and memorializing Rochester’s LGBTQ+ community.

Appalachian Artisan Center Newsletter

View the original article here Appalachian Artisan Center Newsletter Get involved! Support! Subscribe!  September, 2021 Partnerships in Healing In the fifth year of Culture of Recovery, we have gained much attention for the therapeutic benefits of arts and the effectiveness in combatting substance abuse disorders. We value the partnerships we gained in our journey to promote …

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Art Reducing Stigma project unveils art

View the original article from Floyd County Chronicle Artist Charmaine Wheatley’s rendering of Shawna Edwards displayed at the MAC on August 5, as part of the “Art Reducing Stima” campaign. Floyd Chronicle and Times photo by Trevor Thacker Mountain Comprehensive Care Center’s Art Reducing Stigma Campaign returned to the Mountain Arts Center Aug. 5, to …

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Just Like Any of Us

Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg, KY – Portraits on display of local community members.

HIV: Does it even matter?

Info board on a wall with framed portraits

Out Alliance, Gallery Q —
Previously exhibited were 30 original framed watercolor portraits focusing on local Rochester community members whose lives have been impacted by HIV.

Destigmatizing through Humanizing

Trillium Health, Rochester, NY — Portraits on display of local community members, many of whom have been treated at Trillium Health or are involved in research there.

Beyond the face: Portrait tells the story of activist planner Henry Taylor

Charmaine painting Dr. Henry Taylor

Taylor, who was was taken by Wheatley’s ability to “capture a part of me that people rarely see,” says the portraits speak to the urgency – and potential – for change: “These portraits are about hope: they show a dreamscape of social change. They are about the possibility of building a future city where wellbeing and wholeness reign.”