The Clara M. Lovett Art Museum presents an exhibition closing event for Things Not Seen: Art and Healing through Narratives of Hope, Grief, Loss, and Struggles for Self-Acceptance. Join us for a moderated panel discussion with student artists featured in the exhibit at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Light refreshments will be available in the lobby before the discussion.
A campus and community art project, Things Not Seen: Art and Healing through Narratives of Hope, Grief, Loss, and Struggles for Self-Acceptance, addresses suicide awareness/mental health and the ways the arts and humanities use their voices to interpret the topic through personal narratives. The project’s foundation began in 2020 with student artistic interpretations of the topic following in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. The pandemic led to a rise in mental health issues on campus and throughout the globe. However, the stigma attached to struggles with mental health keeps most students silent from acknowledging their issues or seeking assistance. Things Not Seen provides a space for students to express and engage with grief, loss, hope and the struggle for self-acceptance through the creative arts. Visitors can explore the exhibit at the Clara M. Lovett Art Museum until Nov. 22.
Visitors can find the Clara M. Lovett Art Museum on the second floor of the Old Main building at 620 S. Knoles Drive on the historic North Quad of NAU’s Mountain campus. Please visit https://in.nau.edu/university-transit-services/guest-parking/ for guidance about parking on campus.