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Artober in Nashville brings art all around us.  Neighbors on 12th Avenue South have partnered for an art exhibit at Edgehill Library, 1409 12th Avenue South for the month of October 2014.  Park Center South artists have artwork on exhibit at Edgehill Branch Library as an Artober event  in the Community Room.

 

A group of artists from Park Center South located at 801 12th Avenue South visited the library on October 7 for a conversation about their art.   The group discussed how much they enjoyed the art on display and expressed their appreciation of each piece of art. They talked about how making art makes them feel happy and focus on positives in life.

 

Tennessee State University Main Library Art Corner is hosting an exhibit of 50 HAPI artworks through mid December.  The artists come from home towns across Middle Tennessee, and subjects of the artwork includes scenes of nature, individuals important in their lives, places the artists have visited or would like to visit,  and some abstract art. The TSU Main Library Art Corner is at 3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard and is open daily.  “Indian Princess” by Augie Collier and “Roses Under Glass” by Candy Alexander are in the exhibit.

 

Artwork hanging in the Fourth Floor Gallery at the Historic Metro Courthouse in Nashville has changed recently in the ongoing Gallery space outside the courtrooms of Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman and Chancellor Carol McCoy.  These colorful pictures include “Orange Sunshine” by Alea Griffin and “Everglades” by Laura Hudson.  The Courthouse is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm.

 

Visitors to the Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center see a collection of HAPI art placed in the Polk Level Gallery outside the Polk Theater.  This set of pictures includes “Night Fishing” by Laura Hudson.  TPAC is located at 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville and is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and during performances.

 

Exhibits coming in November

 

Green Hills Branch Library will host the Healing Arts Project, Inc. in the Library Gallery during November 2014Laura Hudson’s “Flower Burst” and “Rainbow” by Patricia Siniard will be on exhibit.  The collection will include recent artworks from Middle Tennessee artists in acrylics, watercolor and watercolor pencils, and prints.  The Library is located at 3701 Benham Avenue, Nashville, TN  37215 and  is open Monday – Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm. .

 

The Tennessee Art League will host HAPI in the Poston community Art Gallery during November 2014.   The public will be introduced to the artists’ work at the Downtown Art Crawl on Saturday evening, November 1 when downtown art galleries are open for public visits.  Included in this exhibit are “White Noise” by Eric Brito and “Peacock” by Laura Hudson.   The TAL is located at 219 5th Avenue and is open from 11:30 am to 3 pm daily.  

 

Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro will host a collection of HAPI art creted by artists who live in Murfreesboro.  “Patches” by Wilburt Luckett is included in the exhibit. This home town exhibit can be viewed in the front lobby of the main Linebaugh Library located at 105 West Vine, Murfreesboro, TN  37130.

HAPI partners with TAADAS for art sales

TAADAS (Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services) and the Healing Arts Project, Inc.  are partnering to promote HAPI art for sale in the TAADAS Recovery Bookstore located at the TAADAS office at 1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 155.  The collection of pictures available make meaningful gifts as the sales benefit the artists.  The office contact telephone is 615-780-5901. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Faith, Hope and Recovery in Letters 2014” is available

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The new collection of original poems and essays by Tennessee individuals in mental health and addiction recovery illustrated with original HAPI artworks is available for distribution.  The theme of the collection “I Raise My Voice” reflects reaching a place in the journey of recovery where you find your voice, and then raise your voice with hope and faith.  The booklet contains an updated list of “Where to Find Help” listing available resources for individuals and families needing help with mental health and addiction.  Printing this booklet is made possible by a grant from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. To receive a copy of “Faith, Hope and Recovery in Letters 2014” send your name, address and a donation for postage to HAPI at PO Box 23584, Nashville, TN  37202.

Service of Hope

The community is invited to the annual ecumenical Service of Hope on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville. This service is open to all people of all beliefs and is a celebration of finding hope for living and recovery.   A reception for all who attend follows the service.

 HAPI sponsors the Service of Hope to recognize the role of faith and hope in mental health and addiction recovery.  Personal stories of courage and success in overcoming difficult life circumstances are shared by four individuals.  The service includes original poetry, music in praise of our God, and art that expresses joy in living.  The Service theme ”I Raise My Voice” reflects the empowerment and joy that comes from finding hope, peace and love.

The Service of Hope calls attention to Mental Illness Awareness Week October  5-11, 2014 and is open to all people across the State of Tennessee.  Selections will be read from the booklet “Faith, Hope and Recovery in Letters 2014” that will be distributed at the reception following the service.  Artworks from HAPI artists will be exhibited at the reception.

“Faith, Hope and Recovery in Letters 2014”

HAPI  is preparing “Faith, Hope and Recovery in Letters 2014” with distribution at the Service of Hope October 12, 2014.  This is the seventh edition of the booklet of poems and personal essays by Tennessee writers in recovery.  Response to the Call for Writings has been enthusiastic and 95 poems and essays were received by the deadline.  Printing of the Booklet is sponsored by United Healthcare Community Plan.

 

Artwork in Centerstone Ongoing Exhibits

 

HAPI partners with Behavioral Health Organizations to sponsor the Healing Arts Project, Inc.  Centerstone, Inc. created the Jane Baxter Gallery at the Ella Hayes Building, 1101 6th Avenue North,  to showcase the artwork of the their client artists from preschool through adults served by Centerstone programs.  HAPI provides art classes at the Centerstone ReConnect Peer Support Centers in Nashville, Clarksville, Dickson, Columbia, Tullahoma and Shelbyville.  The art created by the ReConnect artists has recently been changed in the Jane Baxter Gallery.  You can see the new art by visiting the Ella Hayes Center entrance on Madison Street and proceeding to the second floor.

 

HAPI Outreach Card

 

HAPI will be distributing a colorful new outreach card at the Back to School Festival that carries the HAPI logo.  Our logo is our brand with vibrant, alive colors and includes the website where visitors can find out more about HAPI services that bring opportunities in creative expression to persons in mental health and addiction recovery.

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Art Exhibit in Fayetteville, TN starts Sunday, June 8

 

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The Healing Arts Project, Inc. is partnering with St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, TN with a HAPI Art Show in the Parish Hall at the Church, 106 East Washington Street.  The opening reception is Sunday, June 8 from 2 to 4 pm.  This Art Show is intended to raise community awareness of HAPI which embraces the importance of art in recovery and in supporting creative expression.   Forty-five 45 artworks are included in the exhibit, many from artists who live in this part of the state.

HAPI provides art classes taught by professional artists and art materials at no cost to about 300 members of peer support centers in Middle Tennessee.  Art exhibits are held in libraries, galleries, churches and other community locations where visitors can see the beautiful artworks and appreciate the talents of the individuals.

Viewing days from June 8 to June 28 at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church are each Tuesday from 2 to 6 pm, each Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm, and each Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.  Special arrangements can be made for groups by calling the church office at 931-433-2911.

Visit the website at www.healingartsprojectinc.org  and Facebook to learn more about the Healing Arts Project, Inc.

 

Email healingartsproject@gmail.com for more information about events and opportunities.

 

HAPI Gifts

HAPI Notecards and Artwork make great gifts for the coming holidays.  Proceeds of sales go back to the Artists.  Order on our Opportunities page. These make wonderful gifts for Valentine’s Day, birthdays and other special events.

 

“Faith, Hope, and Recovery in Letters 2013”

The sixth annual booklet of original poems and essays by Tennessee writers in mental health and addiction recovery is available.  Find out more on the Opportunities page.

 

 

The Healing Arts Project, Inc – HAPI – provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors.  In this way we raise awareness in the community and help combat stigma about these disorders, thus promoting understanding, acceptance, and success.

 

HAPI has been supporting the creative arts for persons in mental health and addiction recovery since 2004.

 

Art classes and art materials are supported by grants and provide a creative outlet for over 300 individuals in mental health and addiction recovery in Middle Tennessee. Art classes are taught by professional artists at mental health peer support centers. Funding partners include the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Memorial Foundation, United Healthcare Community Plan, and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  Volunteers from Hands on Nashville and other individuals donate services and art materials.

 

HAPI exhibits artworks in community sites including public libraries, galleries and churches.  The opportunity to show their artwork in public increases the self-esteem and self-confidence of the artists.  They are seen as persons with abilities and talent, not with disabilities. Check our calendar of events for schedules.