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Fresh A.I.R. Gallery exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, we educate the community and work to break down stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery opened its doors in September of 2004 to celebrate Southeastís 25 year anniversary and typically sponsors between five and eight exhibits a year. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is a project of Southeast Healthcare.







Current Exhibition


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents

Tell You A Story
Artwork by Mary Barczak

September 23 – November 20, 2015


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery invites you to the exhibition Tell You A Story, constructed photographic scenes of fairytales and fables by Mary Barczak.

Barczak explains this body of work addresses the complexities of real life and the fantasies that so many of us are familiar with. Fairytales are for children, or so we tell ourselves, but the stories themselves become part of the adult psyche. Flaws create the stories, and beloved characters from your favorite books are built up on the backs of lesser characters that are the ones able to have their flaw and act upon them. Alice just came to the tea party, she didn’t throw it. If she did things would probably be a lot more subdued. To visually show these concepts I utilize blindfolds for characters with less traits, the characters that folks can see themselves being. For the flawed, I create masks out of construction paper, another childlike material that is fairly fleeting. This lends itself to the illustrative quality of the storybooks of yore.


Opening Reception:
Wednesday September 23, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm

131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Myken Pullins, (614) 225-0980