is located on the Peabody campus of Vanderbilt University, 110 Magnolia Circle, Nashville, open 7:30 am to 5:390 pm Monday – Friday.
This free exhibit features the Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI), which provides a creative avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery. These artistic endeavors help combat stigma and promote understanding, acceptance, and success. Some of these artists/works were featured in HAPI’s Faith, Hope and Recovery in Letters 2013.
Phoenix Art Gala
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6 to 8 pm at Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt
An Epiphone Guitar signed by Amy Grant and Vince Gill
“Paradise Jacket” detail by Libby Byler
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Proceeds support artistic opportunities for persons in mental health and addiction recovery.
Sponsorships Levels are
Bronze , $360.
Individual admission is $120.
Sponsors receive guest admission and signage recognizing sponsorship.
Click here for Sponsorship and Registration form.
The Silent Auction features unique Celebrity Items: a guitar signed by Amy Grant and Vince Gill, and an original oil on wood painting, Paradise Jacket, by local artist Libby Byler. Original artwork by HAPI artists will be on sale including paintings, drawings, jewelry, weaving, multimedia, clay work, and note cards in a variety of colors, textures and styles. More than 50 artists from Middle Tennessee will be represented.
John L. Butts, Jr. and Barbara Shirley are two artists whose work is in the Silent Auction. John started making art in high school by watching others, and finally decided to try it himself, by drawing and sketching. John continues to make art and his artistic vision ranges from portraits to animals and places he likes to remember. He will have a picture “Faces” in the Silent Auction that reflects the community.
Barbara Shirley creates artwork in a wide variety of mediums and continues to explore new ways to express her feelings and ideas. Her artwork gives her a focus and brings meaning to her life. She will have a children’s picture, “Hide ‘& Seek,” in the Silent Auction that features bright colors, beautiful flowers and three hiding monkeys.
Four Phoenix Awards will be presented to recognize persons and groups who have committed their time and effort to further the arts in recovery. The awards for Spirit of Artists, Business Friend, Community Friend, and Volunteer Friend will be presented at the Gala.
For table sponsorship opportunities please contact Jane Baxter ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.