My Voice Media, the mental health program at the Arts Consortium, started getting back in person just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Participants created their first art installation called “Our World, Our Perspective,” using the collaborative talents of participants in the art, photography, and videography classes.
The installation was the Arts Consortium’s show for the First Friday Art Walk. Small groups can make appointments to come to see the show through May.
What is an art installation? Californians may remember “Christo’s Umbrellas,” an installation of over 1,000 bright yellow umbrellas strewn across the Grapevine 30 years ago. And New York City has just announced a number of new installations, including a Giant Pin Cushion installation in the Garment District.
Installations are art creations incorporated into the environment.
My Voice participants also chose umbrellas for their installation—but theirs are all hand-painted (to show everyone is different),