Lives Touched by Suicide
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: September 10 at 2 PM
John Bauer, the producer of the exhibition, will lead a gallery talk and a representative from the “Open Arms Yellow Ribbon of Owatonna” will also speak.
The purpose of this multimedia exhibition is to create a provocative community dialogue about suicide and mental illness, with a goal of reducing the stigma surrounding them. Over 45 of Minnesota’s fine artists participated in this exhibit, in painting, poetry, sculpture, graffiti, glass, weaving, photography and more. Audience members will have the chance to listen to an interactive audio installation of stories and responses to the exhibition. Suicide and mental illness are major health problems that affect everyone. The topic is often viewed as taboo, and family members left behind can feel stigmatized and unable to talk openly about their experience and grief. “What’s Left” will provide a space for participating artists and the broader community to reflect on the impact of suicide and mental illness and explore the use of artistic expression in the process of grieving, healing and expressing hope.
Gallery hours are 1:00-5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.