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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.

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Gallery hours: Monday–Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm


Current Exhibition


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents


An exhibition featuring the narrative quilts of Dayton-based artist Cathy Jeffers

December 7 – January 13, 2017


Rather than incorporating traditional patterns, Cathy's quilts reflect personal history and depict images and narratives that she envisions. They serve as a way for her to process life events and decisions, share stories, and allow her to worry less. Her quilts often evolve naturally and take shape with little preparation. Using a raw-edge technique, Cathy layers and combines materials until a pleasing composition, full of contrast, emerges.

Cathy has been quilting since 2005, but discovered the therapeutic value of art during her second hospital stay. Working with fabric is deeply cathartic for her, she says.


Cathy writes: "As I have quilted and gradually recovered from my mental illness, I am no longer too afraid to be who I am and share my stories. I often start with the wildest thing I can think of, and then I make an art quilt out of it."

Cathy has exhibited her quilts at venues including the Dayton Visual Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio, the 2009 Quilt National in Athens, Ohio, and the Miska Studio Gallery in Washington state.


Opening Reception:
December 7, 2016
5:30pm - 7:00pm                      


131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Gallery hours - Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Gallery Manager - Lauren Pond, (614) 225-0980

PR Contact - Myken Pullins, (614) 225-0980