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Sundays@4: Invisible Awareness through the Arts

  • Baton Rouge Gallery 1515 Dalrymple Drive BATON ROUGE United States (map)

On Sunday, October 13, the result of a partnership between BRG and CreActiv, our Sundays@4 series will host a special panel discussion on CreActiv’s invisible illness awareness project, The Picture of Health, to explore art as a tool for building awareness around the taboo subject of health issues.

Panelists will discuss the creation of the project, stigmas surrounding disclosing illnesses, what it is like to have an invisible illness, ways to elicit compassion for those among us who suffer every day, and more. The program will also feature a musical performance by Invisible Illness Warrior, Chris “The Madd Katt” Lee, that will depict the pain of sciatica through drum beats. A few pieces from the exhibit will be on display.

Panelists include:

Click on the images above to learn more about each panelist.
Donney Rose will serve as the discussion’s moderator.

The Picture of Health is an invisible illness awareness program inspired by CreActiv, LLC founder and COO, Leslie D. Rose's own struggles with invisible illness. It seeks to highlight individuals living with invisible physical, chronic, and mental illnesses. Through the art of photography, the project shows people living with these illnesses in the manner in which they present themselves daily, focusing on the perceived ‘normalcy’ of people housed in ill bodies. 

The mission is to highlight invisible illness from infertility to PTSD to multiple sclerosis to fibromyalgia, among other illnesses. The objective is to elicit compassion and use the project as an educational resource to understanding a variety of health issues.

The exhibit kicked off its preview run on May 29 at The Healthcare Galley. Pieces are still being added to the exhibit and a full showing is being scheduled for May 2020. 

Read more about the project. For more details, call 225.383.1470.