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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.

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Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

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


Current Exhibition


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents

Inland & Upland
by Eric Pelka

March 28 – May 4, 2018

Opening Reception: March 28th, 5:30p - 7:00p


Eric Pelka (b. 1973) is a mixed media painter who explores the integration of nature with urban life and the discord and harmony that this engenders. His work contemplates how we adapt and adjust, evoking empathy for the human condition.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Eric moved to New York City as a young adult, where he then spent 25 years creating work. In 2017 he made the move to western Massachusetts, drawn by the beauty of the region’s land and people, which continue to inspire his newer paintings.

Eric’s artworks often reflect his direct environment and experience and serve as tangible vignettes of dream sequences. Influenced by unexpected feelings of both the conscious and subconscious mind, his artistic process involves layering diverse materials – including acrylic and oil paints, ink, pastel, marker, and pencil – onto canvas, paper, wood, and glass.

Eric also views his artwork as a vehicle to express the intangible aspects of emotion. Art is a visceral expression that has the power to heal, and through it, he has been able to heal himself. Moved by the mission of Fresh A.I.R. Gallery and Southeast Healthcare Services, Eric has been donating paintings to the gallery’s annual Art of Recovery Fundraiser since 2014.

Eric’s paintings have been exhibited in Italy, Japan, and across the United States, and are featured in private collections around the globe.


Opening Reception:
March 28, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm                      


131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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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