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This Matters presents ‘Mind the Unseen Heart: A Journey to Wholeness,’ a multifaceted series of exhibitions

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This Matters presents ‘Mind the Unseen Heart: A Journey to Wholeness,’ a multifaceted series of exhibitions

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In an effort to raise awareness and dispel the stigma surrounding mental health in Thailand, aspiring clinical art therapist, Gabriela Moriarty, has initiated a passion project called ‘This Matters,’ which will debut its first event ‘Mind the Unseen Heart: A Journey to Wholeness’ at the Sathorn 11 Art Space, from March 14-31, 2020.

The ‘This’ in ‘This Matters’ refers to art and its benefits for mental health. These events will bring together many talented multidisciplinary artists and professional health practitioners including poets, performers, storytellers, dancers, musicians, and comedians who will open up the conversation on how their personal craft has been a valuable resource during their mental health journeys.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the work of several artists displayed at the gallery venue throughout the event period, while dedicated nights celebrating a specific art form will be held consecutively on weekends, from 7-11 pm. Each event is curated with the intention to answer the question of ‘Why Mental Health Matters’ within the framework of different artistic disciplines and mindfulness practices, with the aim to promote mental health literacy within the community.

The Opening Night (March 14) will introduce the works of visual artists, including Karma Sirikogar, Nalinee Diosara Lovisuth, Rachel Elizabeth Szewczuk, and Jesse Noemind showcasing their artistic concepts and why art matters to them. Their works will be displayed on both floors open for public viewing from 5pm-12am, Tuesday-Sunday.

The main gallery will feature photography by Petite Fleur Lukae Paschal aka Theresa Ann Moriarty (March 31, 1986 – January 27, 2010), who battled personal mental health challenges leading up to her strange death at age 23. Although never clinically diagnosed or noticed to be ill, she may have suffered from some form of personality disorder. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of her passing. Part of the intention of this exhibition series is to commemorate Theresa’s life and celebrate her unique artistic expression through her photography, in hopes to ignite a sense of urgency and to inspire attendees to demonstrate and develop their own creative gifts and potential. This gathering will reassure us that we are all in abundance of creativity.

Theresa’s sister, Gabriela Moriarty explains her inspiration for organizing this exhibition: “I grew spiritually closer to my sister after her death. Through her art, I noticed how similar my own life and passions were to hers. She was, however, less inhibited than me. I felt afraid to follow my passion for fear of the isolation she suffered. It wasn’t until I experienced my own spiritual aloneness and emergency/’emergence’ that I understood what a ‘mental crisis’ was. I looked over the edge into my own abyss that I understood what my sister might have been going through. After I emerged from my own ordeal, I felt called to invite other people to share their own mental health journey as well.” This exhibition will provide a chance to build a healthy community of empathy and acceptance in Bangkok.

Read more at https://expatlifeinthailand.com/news-and-event/this-matters-presents-mind-the-unseen-heart-a-journey-to-wholeness-a-multifaceted-series-of-exhibitions-to-be-hosted-at-sathorn-11-art-space-from-march-14-31-2020/

Source: Expat Life Thailand

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