The Yellow Box Gallery at St. Thomas University is proud to host its first juried exhibition of student work on the theme of student mental health.

A call for submissions went out in September 2017, inviting the student population to submit work that illustrates how students experience, understand, and are affected by mental health issues in their own lives, in the lives of those around them, and in the community at large.

The resulting exhibit features the work of six current students and alumni: Katelyn Brinkman (mixed media), Kailer Boyne (painting), Dana MacDonald (photography, drawing), Veronica Nugent (digital painting), Brianna Ormond (watercolour, drawing), and Natali Ortiz (video).

This exhibit seeks to challenge mental health stigma that students face, and other barriers to full community participation; to explore art as a means for social change; and to actively seek engagement with the broader community to encourage positive mental health activism.

The Yellow Box would like to thank fellow jury members Dr. Erin Fredericks (Sociology) and Dr. Marvin Claybourn (Psychology) for their enthusiastic support of the project, and thoughtful consideration of the submissions.

The exhibit opens on Wednesday, March 21st, 12:30 pm at the Yellow Box Gallery (3rd floor McCain Hall, St. Thomas University), and runs until May 14th. All are welcome.

Contact Kim Vose Jones at yellowbox@stu.ca for more information.

The YBG hours are:
Saturday: noon – 5:00pm
Sunday: noon – 11:00pm
Monday to Thursday: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm