The Mental Health Awareness and Creative Arts Gallery presents a free, innovative arts program. These weekly art/recovery classes are based on the eight dimensions of wellness. Art assignments are given which lead the student into a deeper connection with wellness and recovery. The work done in class is published in a bi-monthly newsletter. Classes begin Thurs., Nov. 16, 2023, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the gallery and enrollment is rolling. All art supplies and coffee are free.
Designer, artist, and instructor Jesse Sanchez is a graduate of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in NYC and a NYS certified provisional peer specialist that uses his art skills to work with individuals recovering from mental illness and substance abuse. The Mental Health Awareness and Creative Arts Gallery, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, has a variety of artwork on display by people in recovery from serious mental health issues and serves as a recovery and support resource center for the public.