Brentwood Arts Exchange Presents Put it to the Fire: A Visual Response to Mental Illness

By Editorial Team on August 9, 2021
Ancestors Walking by Cathy Abbott.
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 18 from 2pm to 4pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 9 from 5pm to 8pm

Participating Artists: Cathy Abbott, Christina Osheim, Diane Lorio, George Lorio, Heather Harvey, Jessica Valoris, Judith Pratt, Katina Bitsicas, Lianna Zaragoza, Maria Karameto, Megan Koeppel, Sarah Renzi Sanders, Sussanne Kamalieh, Tacie Jones

Juror: Sobia Ahmad

Dates: August 9 – October 9, 2021

This group exhibition will take viewers on a visual journey through mental health, exploring collective pain from an artists’ point of view. The title, PUT IT TO THE FIRE references centuries’ old healing rituals practiced across the globe, where fire is used as a metaphorical cleanser, releasing unwanted energies, mindsets, and attachments in order to create space for new intentions to grow and thrive. The exhibit intends to address multiple aspects of the mental health journey; from pain to healing, and suffering to hope.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD.