The SHAPE gallery is hosting a new exhibit to coincide with Mental Health Month in Shippensburg. The latest showcase, “Ele-Mental Expressions,” opened April 23 with Mayor Kathy Coy declaring that May be known as mental illness awareness month in Shippensburg.
The opening night also featured live poetry readings and presentations from those struggling with specific mental health issues.
The exhibit promotes the early identification of mental illness, destigmatizing seeking help when needed and educating those on local and national resources that provide help for those in need.
The exhibit runs through May and features many local artist’s works. The exhibition is curated by the treasurer and educational director Pamela “Soaring Raven” Nelson.
The SHAPE Gallery is open Wednesday through Friday 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The SHAPE Gallery exhibit is free to the public and located at 19 E. King St. Shippensburg. For more information, visit shapeart.org or the gallaries Facebook page.