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  • You're Invited! Avivo ArtWorks at Blick Art Materials! Public Reception: Tuesday, April 9 2—4 PM Visit with the artists that are on display and participate in an art demonstration lead by Aaron Jay. ArtWorks is part of Avivo’s Community Support Program in Minneapolis and supports artists living with mental illness as they create art, build community, and fight stigma around mental illness. Through a community-focused and recovery-based approach, ArtWorks offers a multi-faceted art studio…
  • United Practice Art from the Avivo ArtWorks Collective As a collective of 16 artists, the Avivo ArtWorks Collective unites together to practice art, embrace diversity, build community, and present their work publicly. “In doing so, we are challenging mental health stigma, and demonstrating that people living with mental illness can achieve success in art and life. We also aim towards building personal leadership, encouraging individuality, and supporting one another in our lives and in recove…
  • The art on exhibit in Having Resiliency represents the feel and visual form of what each artist perceives of resiliency. The intention of this work is to cultivate conversation, hope, and an understanding of its importance in life. As a collective of 16 artists, the Avivo ArtWorks Collective embraces diversity, works to build community, and present their art publicly. “In doing so, we are challenging mental health stigma, and demonstrating that people living with mental illness can achieve suc…
  • Avivo ArtWorks Winter Market Friday, December 15 1-4 PM 1825 Chicago Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55404 Support artists. Celebrate community. Encourage wellness. Meet with over 20 local artists, buy art, and ring in the winter season! Free and open to the public Cash, check, and credit accepted! Contact Jes Reyes at (612) 752-8282 or [email protected]@avivomn.org. Facebook Event Page: Avivo ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks) is a multifaceted art studio supporting artists living with mental il…
  • Spectrum ArtWorks presents at the Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central a panel discussion moderated by Syl Jones (Hennepin Health Systems).  When:  September 27th at 6 pm  Where:  Hennepin County Library-Minneapolis Central  300 Nicollet Mall in Pohlad Hall (2nd Floor)  To celebrate and close the current display of "To Really See," Spectrum ArtWorks and the Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central welcome guests and artists of the exhibit to discuss and reflect upon t…
  • To Really SeeExploring the medication taking experience through art There are many methods for expressing and exploring health related events through art. The results often create compelling and people-centered objects or experiences. Attempts have been made using media, such as puppetry, theatre, songs or games. Photography and other visual art are also used to make subjects on health meaningful and healing for the person and interesting and educational for the public and the professionals who …
  • To Really SeeExploring the medication taking experience through art There are many methods for expressing and exploring health related events through art. The results often create compelling and people-centered objects or experiences. Attempts have been made using media, such as puppetry, theatre, songs or games. Photography and other visual art are also used to make subjects on health meaningful and healing for the person and interesting and educational for the public and the professionals who …
  • Journey through the Water's Edge with artists from Spectrum ArtWorks Through a variety of mediums and personal connections each artist guides you into this liminal space. Inspired by the Minnesota landscape, nicknamed The Land of 10,000 Lakes, the art evokes a unique yet collective experience of a sense of place that reflects on water, our precious resource. Exhibition Dates: April 9-May 31, 2017 Location:  Gallery Café University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive, Cha…
  • Emily Gastineau updated the Opportunity To Really See
    Image: Samuel L., Breakfast Objects, Acrylic on canvas “The placement of medication alongside breakfast objects illustrates how common place medication is in our everyday lives.”  Call for Art: Spectrum ArtWorks is seeking artwork to raise awareness and challenge stigma regarding the medication-taking experience for their upcoming group exhibition “To Really See”. The exhibition will feature artwork selected from artists and residents of Minnesota as well a group of artists supported by…