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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

Places I'd Like To be
by Maria Tacon

May 9 – June 22, 2018

Opening Reception: May 9th, 5:30p - 7:00p


Maria states in her artist statement - “My mental illness is not for everyone. It’s repetitive and people grow tired of it. But it will never go away. When I was 10 in 1989, my father killed himself on Father’s Day. He had been sick. This crushed me and affected my life in a big way. I always wanted to be just like him. His name was Michael Tacon. I now sign my paintings M. Tacon, the same way he did, to keep his name and spirit alive. My mother always encouraged me to create art, and she would buy me supplies and enroll me in classes. Over the years, I’ve studied painting, drawing, and ceramics at several schools and centers. I’ve exhibited my work in numerous group shows, in arts markets, and at events like Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s Art of Recovery fundraiser but this is my first solo exhibition.”


Maria says, “Painting is very calming to me because I have to concentrate really hard. I want everything to be perfect. Sometimes I paint fast, and other times I paint slowly. I struggle with insomnia, and I sometimes stay up all night to create work. I can get so excited about a painting.”


Opening Reception:
May 9, 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