Reflections of My Mind Art Show Returning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2023
(Lindsay, ON) – Ross Memorial Hospital and the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge are happy to announce the return of Reflections of My Mind, a collection of artwork created by artists with lived mental illness experience.
This year’s exhibit, the first being held since November 2019, will take place in the Ross Memorial Hospital main rotunda on October 3-4, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
Participating artists are community members who at some point in their journey have accessed mental health services through either, or both, Ross Memorial Hospital and the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge.
A portion of the art sale proceeds will be donated to Kawartha Lakes Food Source.
Reflections of My Mind is a cash-only event. There is an ATM on-site.
“Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, colouring or sculpting to facilitate self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, colour, and shape as part of this creative therapeutic process, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate. The Ross is excited for these artists to have an opportunity to display and sell some of the work that has assisted them along their healing journeys.”
- Jennifer Cockburn, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Ross Memorial Hospital
“Art plays a significant role in the health and wellness of our community. Art pieces and art shows like ‘Reflections of My Mind’ bring community members together and foster a sense of connection and collaboration. Using art as a means of expression and self-care is something we recommend to many.”
- Jack Veitch, Manager of Community Engagement and Education, Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
“Art allows me to creatively and positively affect my surroundings and day-to-day life. Art provides distraction, a much emphasized skill to cope with mental health. Art also allows me to have good experiences and interactions with people where we have something in common to talk about.”
- Terry Bateman, Reflections of My Mind Artist
“Not only does doing art make me feel good of what I have created; it also helps my mental health by just escaping what is upsetting me. I absolutely love what I do.”
- Karen Underhill, Reflections of My Mind Artist
“Doing crafts helps with my mental health. It keeps me focused and calm, and gives me pride when I can sell some of my art to make someone else happy by bringing them joy.”
- Marsha, Reflections of My Mind Artist
For more information, contact
Communications and Public Affairs Officer
Ross Memorial Hospital