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Fresh A.I.R. Gallery exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, we educate the community and work to break down stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery opened its doors in September of 2004 to celebrate Southeastís 25 year anniversary and typically sponsors between five and eight exhibits a year. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is a project of Southeast Healthcare.


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.744.8110
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Gallery hours: Monday–Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

 

Current Exhibition


 

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents

Breathe and Bloom

By Gloria Molyneux

February 8 – March 17, 2017

 

Gloria Molyneux felt Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before she knew its name. She experienced mild secondary PTSD growing up from repeatedly hearing her closest loved ones tell stories of war, escape, refuge, and survival. However, she couldn’t fully understand until she experienced chaos and tragedy firsthand. Breathe & Bloom is Molyneux’s first public visualization of how her brain worked through trauma toward recovery and healing.

 

Molyneux explains that the brain is commonly known to hold three kinds of memory: working memory, sensory memory, and long-term memory. “PTSD wreaks havoc in a survivor’s life by giving seizures to the working memory, confusing the sensory memory, and keeping only low-charged batteries for the long-term memory, causing it to squeak like a dying fire alarm,” she writes in her artist’s statement.

 

Molyneux reached for healing through art and spiritual practice. Through these practices and connecting with others in her community, she began to feel safe and able to breathe again.

 

Opening Reception:
February 8, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm                      

 

131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.744.8110
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Gallery hours - Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Gallery Manager - Lauren Pond, (614) 225-0980

PR Contact - Myken Pullins, (614) 225-0980