The Office of Mental Health Promotion’s Bridge Art Gallery Celebrates First Year

The Office of Mental Health Promotion’s (OMHP) Bridge Art Gallery is celebrating its first year anniversary with a reception and an opportunity to view the gallery’s fourth exhibit. The reception is this Thursday, December 13 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. The gallery is located on Strong Behavioral Health’s first floor of Psychiatry.The gallery partnered with Heather Layton, Senior Lecturer in Art and Art History at the University of Rochester, to present this project. Artists were asked to create work that reflected the show’s title, “Relationships.” A team that included Layton and volunteers from the Department of Psychiatry juried the submissions. The show will be up until February 26, 2013.

The Bridge Art Gallery space is an initiative from the Office of Mental Health Promotion, which is housed by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The gallery space gives local artists a chance to display their work while creating a “lovely and therapeutic environment for the patients, families, and employees of Strong Behavioral Health.” The goal is to dissolve the stigma associated with behavioral health centers.

Directions to the gallery:
Strong Behavioral Health is located in Strong Memorial Hospital. Directions to the hospital may be found online.Visitor parking is across the street in Saunders Parking Lot at the Crittenden and Kendrick intersection. Once at the hospital, enter through the Strong Behavioral Health atrium and pass through the doors on the left. Walk past the check-in desk and take a left. You will then follow the hall to the blue elevators on your right and take to the 1st floor. Exit the elevators to your right and then turn left. You will begin entering the Bridge Gallery.

“Relationships” Art Show Reception
Bridge Art Gallery at Strong Behavioral Health
December 13 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Free and open to the public
More information: 275-3571

About Kaitlin Legg

Former Program Assistant at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester.
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