Tagged: Awareness

Traumatic Brain Injury survivors will showcase artwork and spread awareness at Catoctin Colorfest

Oct. 7—After suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury in 1998, Spanky Bentz thought making art would be just another thing he’d have to give up.

“I wasn’t sure if I could do it anymore,” he said.

He had to relearn how to walk, talk, even feed himself after being hit by a car head-on while riding a bicycle.

But more recently, he began to challenge himself by creating black-and-white drawings of wildflowers and historical buildings near his home in Thurmont. When a neighbor was tearing down an old barn, Bentz asked if he could have the wood scraps and taught himself

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‘Sing Our Rivers Red’ exhibit raises awareness about the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people

Aug. 18—The staggering number of crimes committed against Indigenous women and girls within America and Canada continues to rise and thousands of cases are sadly left cold.

“Sing Our Rivers Red,” an exhibit that opened this spring at the Dairy Arts Center, aims to bring awareness to the mass injustices that occur year after year.

A sea of multi-hued earrings — some beaded, others woven and all without a corresponding match — literally encase the exhibition as they wrap around the gallery wall. Gathered and donated by individuals who have personally felt the pain of losing a loved one or

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Things to do: Mental Health Awareness Month, Sterling K. Brown

Pop-up art installations across L.A. are part of “We Rise 2021,” a series of events marking Mental Health Awareness Month. These projects, along with a partially in-person dance festival and a comedy showcase, lead our weekend list of cultural offerings for your viewing consideration. All times are Pacific.

SoCal in-person events

“Art Rise”
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s sprawling monthlong festival highlighting the healing power of art continues with “Art Rise,” a series of 21 projects created by local artists in collaboration with local cultural institutions. Spread out over five neighborhoods — downtown L.A., Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown, Leimert

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