UWS academic department showcases art exhibit focusing on mental health crisis

UWS hosts art exhibit highlighting mental health awareness

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department opened their exhibit called Waiting for Beds on Thursday in the Kruk Gallery. 

According to the department, Waiting for Beds is a multimedia collaborative art project between artists Moira Villiard and Carla Hamilton as they “delve into the tumultuous and vicious cycles of mental health crisis, public health and the healthcare and social systems that are at odds in American society. It features mixed media work by the artists, data, and survey responses, as well as an embedded community component.”

On Thursday, March 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Kruk Gallery, a discussion on current experiences with the mental health crisis in Douglas County will take place. This free event open to the community will be facilitated by the UW-Superior social work program and will feature Randy Barker, UW-Superior director of health, counseling & well-Being, and Chrissy Barnard, president of NAMI Lake Superior South Shore.

The Kruk Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 2p.m. to 6p.m.