Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 10:00am


November 18, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Reception Saturday, November 18, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, 3:00 pm Panel Discussion

The opening will feature two exhibitions, Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art and 
Parts and Labor: Print and Collage Works by Steven Ford 
3:00 pm Panel Discussion entitled “Discovering Compassion Through Art: Art Therapy in Community”

High Resolution images are found at: https://fullercraft.org/mindful-exploring-mental-health-art/

One in four adults lives with some form of mental illness, yet this common affliction often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art, a travelling exhibition organized by the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA, breaks down societal stigmas and offers an opportunity to encounter and understand mental health through the lens of contemporary craft.

Featuring more than 40 works created by 14 contemporary artists, Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art explores the impact that mental illness is having on society, and the role the arts can play to both encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment. The exhibition examines creative responses to mental disorders through the inclusion of artworks made by artists who have been diagnosed with or affected by mental illness. The show highlights a variety of techniques and forms that include innovative art expressions rooted in traditional craft materials, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between craft and painting, sculpture, conceptual, and installation art. See a list of the artists and media below.

Mindful is made possible by the generous support of the Hamilton Company and Rockland Trust.

Artists Featured




Jesse Albrecht


Iowa City, IA

Rose Clancy

Mixed Media Installation

Pittsburgh, PA

Jennifer Ling Datchuk


San Antonio,TX

Edward Eberle


Pittsburgh, PA

Kaitlyn Evans


Mansfield, PA

Lyn Godley

Mixed Media

Philadelphia, PA

Joan Iversen Goswell

Book Arts

Valencia, PA

Meredith Grimsley


Bloomsburg, PA

Michael Janis


Washington, DC

Grace Kubilius

Mixed Media

St. Louis, MO

Sophia Jung-Am Park


Carterville, IL

Alison Saar

Mixed Media

Los Angeles, CA


Mixed Media

Brooklyn, NY

Ian Thomas


Slippery Rock, PA

About Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft Museum, New England’s only museum of contemporary craft, is dedicated to the objects, ideas, and insights that inspire both patrons and artists to explore life through the art of contemporary craft. Fuller Craft Museum is located at 455 Oak St. in Brockton, MA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with free admission for all Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors and $5 students, free for members and children 12 and under. For more information on Fuller Craft exhibitions and events please visit www.fullercraft.org or call 508.588.6000.