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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
614.744.8110
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Gallery hours: Monday–Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

 

Current Exhibition




 

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents

By The Sea
Artwork by Kristin Morris

September 13 – November 17, 2017

 

Kristin Morris is a sculptor who graduated from the College Of Wooster with a degree in studio art and later attended the Columbus College of Art and Design. She also received a Master's degree in social work from the Ohio State University, but now enjoys a career doing what she loves most: art!

Kristin is affected by Bipolar Disorder and OCD, and had her first solo gallery show while she was a patient at a long-term psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts. By allowing herself to become immersed in the minute details of sculpting and painting, she uses art as an escape from anxiety and depression. Kristin finds that she is able to express herself best through her art, which is constantly evolving. She does not want to be defined by her illness; rather, she wants to be recognized for her artwork.

Kristin has an active imagination and loves to create her own imaginary characters, all of which reflect her colorful sense of humor. When she sells her work, people often ask her: "What kind of dreams do you have?" and "What type of drugs are you on?" If only they knew.

Kristin derives much of her artistic inspiration from nature and often incorporates found objects into her work. She loves how it feels to hold clay in her hands and shape it into various forms. She recently started experimenting with underglazes and various painting techniques. By The Sea represents some of the happiest and most memorable times in Kristin’s life: the summers that she spent snorkeling in the Bahamas while her father taught marine biology/geology courses in the area.

 

Opening Reception:
September 13, 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