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June 7th Community Conversation Explores Art and Mental Health

May 11, 2023

Join this FREE community conversation “Exploring Mental Health and Art as Healing” to explore the intersections of mental health and art, and the ability for art to serve as a channel for healing. This discussion will particularly focus on the Black and African American community, and elevate ways art has been engaged to respond to personal and societal circumstances, and facilitate health. This interactive event include an open question and answer forum following the panel.

Speakers include psychiatrist and researcher Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, Chair/Chief of Psychiatry at the HHC Institute of Living, experiential educator and community leader Kamora Herrington, Licensed Art Therapist and Counselor Chelesea Ferello, MAATC, and artist Andre Rochester, MS, Program Manager at The 224 EcoSpace.

A live question and answer session with the speakers will follow their moderated discussion. Refreshments will be served. This session is co presented by Hartford HealthCare, Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Amistad Center for Art and Culture.

  • Wednesday day, June 7th
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
  • 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT
  • 5pm: Networking, light refreshments, viewing of museum exhibition I Am Seen…Therefore, I Am: Isaac Julien and Frederick Douglass.
  • 6–7:30pm: Panel discussion