Call for art work: http://www.artworksatspectrum.org/p/call-for-art.html
Through photography and other visual arts, education about medicines will be more thought provoking for health professionals and the public. Medicne is a social object is many societies, including ours. The project aims to tell stories about mediciation use and health issues, focusing on drugs and medicine. Spectrum ArtWorks, a program of RESOURCE (Minneapolis), in partnership with Professor Paul Ranelli (University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy) and the Minneapolis Public Library engage medication consumers in creating artwork specific to their medication-taking experience. An initial exhibit is planned for August-September 2017 at the Minneapolis Public Library Cargill Exhibition Space, followed by an exhibit at St. Luke's Hospital and Health System in Duluth. Anticipating at least one more opening, location TBD. Long-term plans are to have a funded, traveling exhibition. The volunteer-artists will come from an open call to the larger Minnesota community to submit artwork to show during the exhibition with a preference for artwork representing the experience of taking mental health medications.
The exhibition will increase social awareness about medicines and the medication-taking experience. In addition, the art show will give medication users, and health professionals alike, greater confidence as communicators with each other about medication issues.