Art Reducing Stigma


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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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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.”

Exhibit highlights those working for better health

Portraits of Henry Louis Taylor Jr., Beth Machnica and Clifford Johnson by Charmaine Wheatley.

“The Future of Health in the City,” a new exhibition presented by the UB Art Galleries that highlights individuals working together to bring better health and healing to the Buffalo community

Art Reducing Stigma: Video

Video from University of Rochester featuring Charmaine Wheatley, Dr. Steve Dewhurst, and some portrait sitters involved in the project.

URMC artist in residence fights stigmas with portraits

Cumulatively, the portraits reveal a diverse set of experiences, personalities, modes of coping, hopes, and hardships — serving to expand our
understanding of the inner life of the people who surround us.

Connections: Combating the stigma of mental illness

Charmaine speaking at a microphone

How can we combat the stigma of mental illness? Negative perceptions of mental health issues can have deleterious effects for patients: the stigma often inhibits them from seeking treatment and can create barriers in the workplace, social circles, and the legal system.