Vermont Arts Council

the lift of blue: an exhibition in support of mental health awareness

AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH, in Collaboration with West Central Behavioral Health. Exhibition dates: May 3 – June 29, 2024, opening reception and event: Friday, May 3, 5-7 pm. the lift of blue.  Summary: Cerulean, Cobalt, Phthalo, Prussian, Ultramarine– artists know these names well: they are blue. Gazing at a blue sea– or any body of water can lower your heart rate and blood pressure and increase feelings of relaxation. Oh, there’s a study you can google it. A babbling brook winding through a pine forest, or diamonds sparkling on crystal lake waters. Sky gazing offers mood-enhancing qualities too– the blue of the sky on a crystal blue-bird day in winter will surely lift your spirits. This exhibition calls for blue, open to however you want to use it. (Exhibition title inspired by Sea Church, a poem by Aimee Nezhukumatathil).   Deadline to submit April  8. Notice by April 19. Delivery, Tuesday, April 30.

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