MARY SWANSON EMBRACING OCD JULY 29 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2015


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery invites you to the exhibition  Embracing OCD by Mary Swanson on view at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery from July 29 through September 11, 2015.

 

Please join us for the Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 29 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. 


Mary Swanson grew up in Rockford, Illinois, the youngest daughter of an artist and business owner. She spent most of her childhood in art galleries surrounded by artists and creative people. One of her fondest memories as a child was participating in a college level painting course with her mother at Rockford University.  During her teen years she attended a private high school where creativity was pushed. During college she pursued a path of computer graphics but later found a passion for teaching.  In 2004 she moved to Chicago, Illinois where she attended DePaul University to receive her BA in Secondary Art Education with a minor in painting. In 2006 she accepted a high school teaching position in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she currently resides. 

 

Her work in this exhibition takes a critical view of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Each piece depicts her every day fears/struggles and triumphs dealing with the disease. The subjects are often depicting herself as the main focal point.


 


 


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery
Fresh A.I.R. Gallery  (Artists in Recovery) is a project of Southeast Inc., Healthcare, a comprehensive provider of mental health, chemical dependency, physical healthcare and homeless services that has been serving Columbus since 1978 and six surrounding counties. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is located downtown at 131 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio. Our hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery's hotline is 614-744-8110. Visit our website at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery 

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery met a milestone in 2014 by celebrating 10 years as a nonprofit art gallery with a mission to exhibit the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Our mission is through art, we educate the community and work to break down the stigma of mental illness and/or substance use disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Since opening our gallery doors in September 2004, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery has shown 60 exhibitions, displaying the artwork of over 200 artists, sold more than 250 pieces of artwork totaling over $60,000. Many exhibits demonstrate the courage and struggles of the artists as they combat stigma and address social issues. 

THANK YOU TO OUR ART OF RECOVERY 2014 SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

RECOVERY
UNDERWRITERS:


Holly Herschede


   



 
 



RECOVERY PACESETTERS:
 

      

 
 
RECOVERY DONORS:
 



PAT HALAIKO

SANDY STEPHENSON



RECOVERY FRIENDS:

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 ART OF RECOVERY DONATING ARTISTS

Barbara Allen Frost 
Amanda Bean
Blair Beavers
Ellis Beckwith
Lauren Carter
Gary "Dale" Caudill
John Daniels
Tony Elder
Laura J. Evert
Frederick Fochtman
David Gentilini

 

Patti Goltz
Eileen Goodman
Sheree Green

Aaron Grover

Joanna Hammer
Charlie Hickman
Morris Jackson
Linda Jakes
Kim Keffer
Patricia Kronk
Brenda Kroos
Karen LaValley
G.W. Leach

David Leonard
Lela Lint
Leilani Lovell
Eric Lubkeman
Gina Masoni
Meena Maynard

 

Benjamin Parker
Tannaz Pedram
Naichuan Peng
Jennifer Eisenhauer Richardson
Michelle Rond

Bob Rudolph
Marty Scott
Nancy Smeltzer
Judy Dillon Smith
Tera Stockdale
Gene Strickland
Chanika Svetvilas
Stephanie Sypsa
C.K. Vindaloo
Joe Walter
Lily Weis
Paul Wilbur
Jennifer Wood

 

ART OF RECOVERY PLANNING COMMITTEE

Rick Akers, David Barker, Maribeth Burton, Stephen Canneto, Eileen Goodman, Hap Hinkle, Tom Kelly, Karen LaValley, Bill Lee, Melody Linscott, Kori Manus, Ryan Orewiler, Phyllis Panzano, Myken Pullins, Annie Robinson, Lexie Stoia, Ernest L. Sullivan, Kimberly M. Webb, Brian Weis


Thank you to all of our dedicated committee members and volunteers! 

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Columbus, OH 43215
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