An opening slated for Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., kicks off the week-long exhibition “HEAD SPACE” in Skidmore College’s Case Gallery.
“Head Space” is the senior project of Hannah Kolb ’16, who is studying English and sociology. She has spent the past semester seeking and collecting submissions from Skidmore alumni and current students to bring together a range of artworks on mental illness, specifically anxiety and depression.
“The goal of this project is twofold,” said Kolb. “First, the exhibition was created to provide a safe space for students struggling with mental health issues to explore their experiences in artistic and thoughtful ways. And second, by showing these different voices and visions, the exhibition seeks to begin erasing (or at least chipping away at) the stigma that often plagues people grappling with mental illness.”
In a variety of mediums, and in powerful and thought-provoking ways, the Skidmore alums and students from all four Skidmore College classes engage with different aspects of mental and emotional disorders. “Head Space” seeks to create a space aimed at de-stigmatizing mental illness and generating productive conversation across campus.
At the opening on April 24, Kolb will speak briefly about why she undertook this endeavor and will invite everyone in attendance to celebrate the brave and brilliant artists who made this project possible, as well as anyone who may be touched by their work this coming week.[Sv1]
Head Space: An Exhibition on Mental Health
A Senior Project by Hannah Kolb ’16
Opening: April 24, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition: April 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m. − April 30, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Case Gallery, Case Center
Saratoga Springs, NY