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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

Post-Traumatic Expression
artwork by Shawn Augustson

September 5 – November 9, 2018

Opening Reception: September 5th, 5:30p - 7:00p



Fresh A.I.R. Gallery cordially invites you to view Post-Traumatic Expression, an exhibition featuring the work of Columbus artist Shawn Augustson.

Shawn states in his artist statement “I began my exploration of the arts after serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq from 2004 to 2006. Upon returning home from the war, I was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and major depression. I have also been diagnosed and struggle daily with Bipolar I disorder. I started teaching myself to paint as a positive coping method, a way to help me express the obtrusive thoughts and emotions that I experience on an ongoing basis.

In addition to painting, Augustson does photography. He calls his photography street photography and goes out daily to capture the moments in time as they are happening. He has developed a community of street photographers that go out together and photograph.

Augustson says “Through both artistic mediums, I have regained self-confidence and continued to pursue my healing journey after war. I refer to my work as Post-Traumatic Expression. Today, I am able to go outdoors and paint, as well as go to downtown Columbus to do street photography.”


Opening Reception:
September 5, 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