Mindscapes PGH Merges Art and Science for Mental Health Awareness
On Friday, October 4, 2019, scientists, students, art lovers and others interested in the intersection of art and science gathered at Imagebox in Pittsburgh for the third annual Mindscapes exhibition.
Mindscapes PGH promotes community awareness of mental illness and fundraises for local organizations that provide mental health care. The event gives artists and scientists the opportunity to display art pertaining to mental illness, providing the dual and complementary perspectives of lived experience and scientific research.
Mindscapes 2019 was organized by Emily M. Parker and Rebecca A. DeGiosio (PhD students at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Neuroscience) and drew an enthusiastic and energetic crowd that included Department of Psychiatry faculty, staff and students, and their families.
Below is a selection of artworks included in the exhibition, as well as photos from the opening night.
Artworks (clockwise from upper left):
- “Adolescence: A Critical Period of Development” (immunofluorescent image by Jennifer Burns, PhD student, Pitt Center for Neuroscience Program)
- Top left: “Distortion” (photograph by Maria [Lania] Rubio, faculty member, Pitt Department of Neurobiology); Top right: “The Trees” (oil pastel piece by Thomas Gore, local artist); Bottom right: “The Storm before the Calm” (photograph by Brian [Bri] Ross, local artist)
- “Lazy Bones” (painting by Jasmine Green, local artist)
- “A Box of Crayons” (digital photocollage by Kristine Ojala, PhD candidate, Pitt Center for Neuroscience Program)
- Top: “Look Beneath” (painting by Brendan Donovan, local artist); Bottom left: “My corpus callosum (Axial View)” (Tractography image by Kelly Glavin); Bottom right: “Adolescence: A Critical Period of Development” (immunofluorescent image by Jennifer Burns, PhD student, Pitt Center for Neuroscience Program