Spring 2004: Art Speak
Talking about Mental Illness through the Arts.
IN THIS ISSUE: Making Space for Art – FAN Club Puppets Speak to Young Audiences – Raising Awareness: The Workman Theatre Project – Donna Morrissey: A Medical Scare – Beyond Crazy – The Life of Me: An Interview with Rachel Manning – James Gordon: Breaking the Mask – Spark of Brilliance – Jay Lefler: Art for Self-Expression.
Isabel Fryszberg creates a supportive environment for art and healing at the Creative Works Studio.
CMHA Grey Bruce Branch uses puppetry to prompt discussion among children and youth.
Lisa Brown’s not-for-profit performing arts company brings together professional artists and people who have experienced mental health problems.
Donna Morrissey: A Medical Scare
The award-winning author of Kit’s Law and Downhill Chance shares the story behind her anxiety.
Julia Nunes and Scott Simmie take a swing at stigma in their collection of interviews and personal stories.
A documentary film captures the struggle of an actor returning to theatre after years of depression.
After his teenage son was diagnosed with a mental disorder, singer-songwriter James Gordon began using his creative talents for a new purpose.
Judith Rosenberg promotes empowerment through creative experiences.
Rediscovering his creative self put artist Jay Lefler on the road to recovery.
Danae Chambers, Man with Beaded Shirt (oil on canvas, 24′ x 32′). Reproduced by permission. This painting appeared in the 2003-2004 art exhibit Being Scene at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. See ‘Raising Awareness: The Workman Theatre Project’ for more information about the annual exhibit.