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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 Southeast’s 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 Exhibitions


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents

You Have Nothing to Worry About

Photographs by Melissa Spitz

July 10 - August 23, 2019


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery cordially invites you to You Have Nothing to Worry About, an exhibition featuring the photographs of award-winning New York artist Melissa Spitz. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with an artist talk at 7:00 pm.

Melissa received an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and was named the Instagram Photographer of 2017 by TIME Magazine. She is also the recipient of the Magnum Foundation's Inge Morath Award and recently received an honorable mention from the Photographic Museum of Humanity for the 2018 Women Photographers Grant.


Melissa Spitz is a working artist from St. Louis, Missouri, who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. You Have Nothing to Worry About comprises Melissa's decade-long documentary photography project about her relationship with her mentally ill, substance-abusing mother. Photography acts as a conversation between them.
Melissa writes: "The photographs are simultaneously upsetting and encouraging; honest and theatrical; loving and hateful. By turning the camera toward my mother and my relationship with her, I capture her behavior as an echo of my own emotional response."

View her work on Instagram: @nothing_to_worry_about and her website

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Opening Reception: Friday September 6 2019, 6:00p - 8:00p

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