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Creative Minds: Changing Minds Exhibit – Atrium

April 19 - May 3| Main Library (Traverse City)

We have a new exhibit in the Main Library atrium! The Creative Minds:  Changing Minds Art Show is a two year traveling show featuring the artists who utilize Community Mental Health services in the State of Michigan.  The art show is sponsored by the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan and this is the twelfth year for this art event. Cynthia Petersen, Community Provider Relations Coordinator with Northern Lakes Community Mental Health noted that there are fourteen pieces of art “celebrating the rich and interesting diversity of the people in our state.”  Special thanks to the area libraries that have allowed the community to have an opportunity to see the talent of people served by Community Mental Health. 

Petersen values the exhibit for several reasons: the arts help people break through the stigma surrounding mental health issues; activities such as acting, writing, creating art help people recover from mental illness and substance use disorders; and the arts help people with developmental disabilities build new life skills. As one artist commented, “I have a love for art and find it relaxing.  I have always had a passion for painting and creating.  This is a way for me to express myself, build confidence and show my talent.  Having my art seen around the state is a dream come true.”  


April 19
May 3
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Main Library (Traverse City)
610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States