Suicide and mental illness are major health problems that affect everyone. The topic is often viewed as taboo, and family members left behind can feel stigmatized and unable to talk openly about their experience and grief. What’s Left will provide a space for participating artists and the broader community to reflect on the impact of suicide and mental illness and explore the use of artistic expression in the process of grieving, healing, and expressing hope.
What’s Left is a multimedia exhibit to create a proactive community dialogue about suicide and mental illness with a goal of reducing the stigma surrounding them. The exhibit includes art from over 40 of Minnesota’s finest artists in painting, poetry, sculpture, graffiti, glass, weaving, photography, and more. Viewers of What’s Left will also have the chance to listen to an interactive audio installation of stories from survivors and leave their own message of hope in the phone booth.
*The phone booth audio is recommended for youth and adults 7th grade and older. It is recommended that youth under age 18 listen and discuss with a parent or other adult.
Minneapolis (4100 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls) March 1-30, 2017
(Open during normal building hours, call for hours- 612.312.3400)
Minnetonka (16023 Minnetonka Blvd., Mtka) April 2-28, 2017
(Open during normal building hours, call for hours- 952.935.3419)
Join us for the Opening Reception at the Minneapolis Campus on Friday, March 10, 5:00-8:00 PM with a program at 7:00 PM. The program will include speakers, including Project Director John Bauer, along with live music and refreshments. Free and open to the public.