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Lived Experience Discussion Panel & AMA

  • Salem Art Association’s Bush Barn Art Center 600 Mission Street Southeast Salem, OR, 97302 United States (map)

help me… is a collection of intimate artwork, installations and interactive experiences from several artists, locally and nationally,  who live with mental illness in varying capacities. View more details here.

Join us on Saturday, May 25th 2019 from 1–3PM to participate in our Lived Experience Discussion Panel and Ask Me Anything. The event will be livestreamed and members from the audience as well as Social Media will be able to Ask the panelists anything pertaining to the discussion. No topic is disallowed. While we are requesting questions are asked with respect to the panel and with the gravity of the context of the show in mind, we want to encourage asking those difficult questions that some may feel afraid to ask otherwise. We wish to explore openly and honestly in this conversation, and to model the belief we all hold: there is strength in vulnerability. The panelists selected are a mixture of artists, entrepreneurs and peer advocates representing not only themselves but local mental health initiatives as well.

Located at The Bush Barn Art Center, in the The A.N. Bush Gallery. The A.N. Bush Gallery presents major interpretive exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists. It is located on the second floor and is the Art Center’s largest exhibit space.

The conversation will be facilitated by the curator of the exhibition, Sarah Zecchini.


“Love and Support” by Neebinnaukzhik Southall

“Love and Support” by Neebinnaukzhik Southall