Art gallery showcases Valeo program’s work

Washburn Review

“Creations of Hope: An exhibit by artists experiencing mental illness” is an annual juried art exhibit sponsored by the CARE program at Valeo Behavioral Health Care.

The exhibit will be displayed through the months of October and November in celebration of Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Selected entries will be exhibited at the opening reception at 5:30-8 p.m. on October 1 at the Upstage Gallery located at 720 Jackson St.

Through “Creations of Hope” the aim is to provide an accessible and empowering opportunity for artists experiencing mental illness to enter the art community.

Additionally, Valeo strives to raise awareness and widen views of mental illness in the public by providing an event that celebrates creativity, strength, and hope.