Jun 07 2023


6:00 pm


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Community Conversations: Exploring Mental Health & Art as Healing

5pm Light reception and exhibition viewing of I Am Seen…Therefore, I Am: Isaac Julien and Frederick Douglass
6pm Community Conversation in Theater

Attend this community conversation to explore the intersections of mental health and art, and the ability for art to serve as a channel for healing. This discussion will particularly focus on the Black and African American community, and elevate ways art has been engaged to respond to personal and societal circumstances, and facilitate health. Panelists will share from their personal and professional perspectives, as well as their experiences in behavioral health, art, and social justice. Exploring Mental Health & Art as Healing will be an interactive event, with a live art demonstration and an open Question & Answer forum. Free with registration.

PANELISTS: Chelesea Ferello, MAATC, LPC, ATR, Licensed Art Therapist & Counselor at The Village for Families and Children; Kamora Herrington, Founder and Visionary Kamora’s Cultural Corner; Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, Chair/Chief of Psychiatry Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living

LIVE ARTIST: Andre Rochester, MS, Program Manager, The 224 EcoSpace, Art Curator, UConn Health Center

MODERATOR: Elisabeth Michel, MPH, Equity System Transformation Manager, Hartford HealthCare

This program is co-presented by Hartford HealthCare, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.


Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art


Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art