To Really See Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit To Really See Closes August 13th

Art exhibit closing. I currently have two pieces on display at the University of Minnesota Bio Medical Lab Library as part of the Avivo exhibition To Really See.

Show closes on Monday August 13th, 2018

Art Exhibit, Gallery Paintings,symbolic artist
Art Exhibit, Gallery Paintings,symbolic artist
In Times of Peril She Would Call Up All Strange Orders of Spirits into Her Aura to Protect Herself From Evil


This run with the University of Minnesota presents over thirty pieces of art. It shows at the Bio-Medical Library until August 13th, 2018.

The exhibition is a project curated by Jes Reyes, the Coordinator of Avivo’s ArtWorks program, and co-organized by Paul Ranelli, a Professor of Social Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Both met at the 2016 Minnesota Public Health Association annual meeting.

Ranelli was inspired to create a photography exhibition that invited medication users to tell their story through a specific medium and how medications impacted their life.
After he met Reyes and described his project idea, they became immediate partners. As they worked together, the project grew from a community arts Photovoice activity to an expanded display of diverse art mediums that spoke to the medication taking experience, with a focus on the role psychiatric medications play in our lives. “The goal is to articulate visually the importance of medications, including those prescribed for mental health, and the relevance of such medications in our lives,” Ranelli indicates about the show’s potential impact. “Medication use is embedded in society and hence is involved in value conflicts, social and economic power relationships, and various forms of cultural expression. The arts relate to and create culture, challenge thoughts and values, and foster social transformation,” he continues.
ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks), a program of Avivo, organizes projects that aim to meet its mission to challenge stigma and raise mental health awareness. “There is a benefit of creating a public narrative around a health experience, especially if there is some shame or fear around it,” Reyes said in an interview with MinnPost. “We want to encourage conversations around art. That’s one way that change happens.” Previous ArtWorks community partners have included the Augsburg College, Soo Visual Arts Center, Solar Arts Building, American Lung Association, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Contact Jes Reyes at 612-752-8282 or [email protected]

Exhibiting artists

Jennifer N. Campbell
Teresa Audet
Jess Ward
Kate Clark
Gary R. Melquist
Douglas Blue
Holly Rapoport
Sam Larom
John Casey
Heather Spielman
Anne South
Christi Furnas
Andrew Braunberger
Kandace Krause
Michaela Rachor
Cecile Bellamy
Peter F. Hinze
Ashley Adams
Shining Starr
Julia C. Spencer


Roger Williamson visual  artist, resides and creates in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France,

These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre upon which his paintings and writings are an extension.

Using diverse creative media, whether  painting or writing books, Williamson endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world.  Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, encouraging artistic audiences towards “living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious.”

Roger Williamson is the creator of Tarot of the Morning Star deck and the author of The Sun at Night.

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