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Johnny Beaver

My life has been dominated by a struggle with mental illness for the past two decades. In its greatest sense, art is the ultimate archival tool for human experience, but for a lot of people it’s a method of survival. Without creative practice, I would simply not be here. That is a fact. The concept of a large, multi-artist exhibition focused on mental health issues would serve to not only acknowledge the work and battle of those involved, but facilitate an open conversation with the entire community. This is how the cultural needle is moved. The chance to be a part of it goes far beyond just an opportunity to share my work.