'I Feel Like That' - Black On Black Project Mental Health Awareness Month events
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we invite you to attend two events that are part of the programming that complements "I Feel Like That," the current exhibition at Block Gallery in downtown Raleigh.
The exhibition focuses on issues associated with mental health. Through portraiture, artist Telvin Wallace uses his direct relationship with the subject matter to embrace the contentious impression of mental illness and the place it holds in society. The exhibition is presented by the Office of Raleigh Arts and the Black On Black Project. It will be on view until May 31.
On Thursday, May 2 at 12:30 there will be an Artist Talk and Brown Bag where you'll have a chance to meet the artist. He'll discuss the works and why he decided to share such a personal part of himself and those close to him. Jimmy Johns has sponsored lunch so there will be sandwiches and chips. You're encouraged to bring your own beverage. The event is free, but since we're providing lunch and space is limited please RSVP.
On Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. there will be a Community Conversation and panel discussion about the topic of mental health. Representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be on hand as well as the artist and a licensed psychiatrist. The panel will look at the stigmas of mental health and offer tips on working through it. Space is limited so please RSVP.