Art for thought


Dinner and a (Art) Show

I organized part of an event for one of the National Alliance for Mental Illness recently, a display of art during an awards dinner. This is the third year we’ve done this and by far the best venue yet. I wanted to share photos of the art show. All of the work is by artists living with mental illness or have family that lives with it. 

Thanks goes out to NAMI for including us and to all the artists for making the night more special…Charise Isis (Grace Project), Shae Jones, Theresa Klein, Winifred McCarthy, Patrick Rickson, Ruby Silvious, Jessie Staunch, and myself.


Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

So today is “Inspire Your Heart With Art” Day. A day when you should take a moment, or several, to find some art to appreciate. Something positive, an image that makes your soul warm, a song that makes you smile, see a play, anything to inspire your hearts (skip the edgy, political, angry types of art today). Or spend some time creating art from your hearts, inspire someone else too.

A few suggestions…
Movies: “Midnight in Paris“, “Hugo“, “Mamma Mia“, “Robin & the 7 Hoods

Music: Yo Yo Ma, James Taylor, Camille West, Billy Keane & the Misdemeanor Outlaws
Artists: Claude Monet, Jeff Koons, Keelan McMorrow, Alphonse Mucha, Douglas Maguire, and well… Me too. (for more art that I like check out my board on pinterest here)