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The West Nebraska Arts Center, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, is pleased to present a group exhibit in our Bronson Gallery, Turn the Page! Comics and Mental Health… The exhibit opens Thursday, June 28th with an opening reception on Thursday, June 28th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Gallery exhibits and receptions are always free and open to everyone.  The show will run through Sunday, August 26, 2018.

about the exhibit

The goal of “Turn the Page! Comics and Mental Health” Art Exhibit is to bring public awareness to the stigma of mental illness through art. Comics and sequential art can help us build frameworks to better understand our everyday trials through the marriage of visual art and story. “Turn the Page” is intended to remind us that our lives, like our comics, progress from one panel to the next. Cirrus House, Inc. focuses on providing quality of life & independence for people living with mental illness in the Nebraska Panhandle through opportunities for advocacy, housing, employment, education & a peer supported community where members can find belonging & purpose.

TURN THE PAGE! Comics and Mental Health opens in our Bronson Gallery, Thursday, June 28th, with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Cirrus House, Inc.

TURN THE PAGE! Comics and Mental Health Comics Art Exhibit can be viewed in our Bronson Gallery June 28th through August 26th, 2018. Visit the gallery Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. Gallery admission is FREE and open to the public.  NOTE: WNAC will be closed Monday, July 2nd, through Wednesday, July 4th for the holiday.

special thanks

A special thanks to Cirrus House, Inc. staff, Vic Bentley, Vicki Schmitt, Jan Durnin, Karen Mecklem, Doug Hoevet, Marvin Richard, Mary Hunt and Michele Denton for their assistance in prepping the gallery and helping with the installation of this exhibit.

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The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this program through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.  Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

The West Nebraska Arts Center is a 501c3 cultural non-profit organization committed to education, awareness and excellence in the arts, serving the North Platte Valley Region.  WNAC is located at the corner of 1st Avenue and 18th Street in Scottsbluff, NE.  Visit the gallery free of charge Tuesday through Friday 9 to 5, Weekends from 1 to 5.  www.thewnac.com. or find us on Facebook.