The New Day Campaign’s 2015 exhibitions shared and illuminated art and stories that built compassion and generated understanding. Art is used as a humanizing antidote to prevailing dismissive attitudes, bringing people in as little else can — and once in, people can learn new truths about mental illness and addiction, and cultivate accepting and compassionate attitudes toward those who suffer.


People & Places: A Primer

People & Places: A Primer

Eubie Blake Cultural Center
October 1 - October 31, 2015

People & Places: A Primer presents profiles of people with mental illness and addiction, and the people and places that care for them. While not a comprehensive survey, this exhibition offers, in sample-platter style, a range of good things…

Sandtown-Winchester: A Love Song

Sandtown-Winchester: A Love Song

Jubilee Arts
October 3 - October 31, 2015

How do we make our communities more healing places? What ails us now? Who are we as a community, and how do we create a place of love? These are the driving questions behind an exploration of Sandtown-Winchester, whose residents—as with every…

Touched with Fire: Behind the Curtain

Touched with Fire: Behind the Curtain

Art Gallery, Arts & Humanities Hall, CCBC Essex
October 5 - November 20, 2015

The theme draws its name from the groundbreaking 1996 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. The same driving discomfort leading to substance misuse and desperate…

First the Pain I

First the Pain I

Rosenberg Gallery, MICA
October 7 - October 25, 2015

What pain looks like when one is suffering with mental illness or addiction, or affected by a loved one’s hurting, and what flows from that pain. How might we find a place of compassion to become part of the solution rather than contributing to…

Art & the Receptive Mind

Art & the Receptive Mind

BlueGreen Acupuncture & Bodywork
October 15 - December 1, 2015

A selection of works by Yumi Hogan displayed in a community healing space, this intimate exhibition explores the relationship between art and mindfulness, and mindfulness and art-making. Ten drawings dispersed throughout this community of healers…

Elisif’s Story

Elisif’s Story

Art Gallery, Stevenson University
October 15 - December 15, 2015

An exhibition by Peter Bruun about his daughter, Elisif Bruun, who died of a heroin overdose at age 24 on February 11, 2014. Featuring drawings by Peter along with audio from friends, family, caring professionals, and others reflecting on Elisif’s…

Touched with Fire: A Family Tale

Touched with Fire: A Family Tale

Art Gallery, College Community Center, CCBC Dundalk
October 19 - December 4, 2015

The theme draws its name from the groundbreaking 1996 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. The same driving discomfort leading to substance misuse and desperate…

No Doubt: Mental Health Challenges and Love

No Doubt: Mental Health Challenges and Love

Cary Beth Cryor Gallery, Coppin State University
October 25 - December 4, 2015

An exhibition featuring art from four communities addressing the role of love when mental health challenges are at play. Clients of Mosaic Community Services, Make Studio and On Our Own Baltimore exhibit works, alongside art by Coppin State…

Art. Therapy.

Art. Therapy.

The Institute for Integrative Health
October 29 - November 19, 2015

A long-established but undervalued practice, art therapy tends to be viewed as a marginalized practice in both art worlds and clinical worlds. This exhibition, co-curated by Isa Gonzalez and Peggy Kolodny, shines an illuminating light on several…

What Love Looks Like: Sisters

What Love Looks Like: Sisters

New Beginnings Barbershop & Gallery
November 1 - December 31, 2015

What Love Looks Like: Sisters portrays a relationship between sisters touched by mental illness, addiction, death, and love. The exhibition illuminates what is gained from empathy and connection rather than stigmatization and separation— the…

Love Thy Neighbor: Hamilton/Lauraville

Love Thy Neighbor: Hamilton/Lauraville

Hamilton Gallery
November 6 - November 29, 2015

How do we make our communities more healing places? What ails us now? Who are we as a community, and how do we find a place of love? These are the driving questions behind an exploration of Hamilton/Lauraville, a community that—as with every…

Touched with Fire: Jeffrey & Michelle

Touched with Fire: Jeffrey & Michelle

GALLERY CA
November 6 - November 30, 2015

The theme draws its name from the groundbreaking 1996 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. The same driving discomfort leading to substance misuse and desperate…

Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif

Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif

Tuttle Gallery, St. John Building, McDonogh School
November 12 - December 18, 2015

The theme draws its name from the groundbreaking 1996 book, Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. The same driving discomfort leading to substance misuse and…

What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like

MICA PLACE
November 13 - December 14, 2015

Portrayals of loving relationships and reflections on love when challenged by mental illness, addiction, and life issues: examples of compassion in a world of judgment, blame, and dismissal. The exhibition illuminates what is gained from empathy and…

First the Pain II

First the Pain II

Area 405
November 14 - December 20, 2015

What pain looks like when one is suffering with mental illness or addiction, or affected by a loved one’s hurting, and what flows from that pain. How might we find a place of compassion to become part of the solution rather than contributing to…

Love Is a Wild Horse

Love Is a Wild Horse

Gallery 788
December 3 - December 31, 2015

Love Is a Wild Horse illuminates love in its many ways, shapes, and forms when challenged by behavioral health conditions, sharing what is gained from empathy and connection rather than stigmatization and separation—the benefit of "us" versus "us…

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