The Healing Power of Art

Announcing our current exhibit running from January 6th-28th throughout all three galleries at DCA. The “Healing Power of Art” is an exhibit focused on Mental Health Awareness.

| In the Graham & Judith Slaughter Hall Gallery, we have the traveling exhibit “Stigma Highlighted” from the Art League of Ocean City. The League worked with local recovery agencies, pairing 12 artists with people who have gone through addiction recovery either from narcotics or alcohol. Each painting comes with a QR code so that the viewer can see and hear a two-minute clip of the interview.

| In the Main Gallery, we have a Chalk Arts exhibit featuring 8×8 ft panels from the participants of the “Making Big Waves – Hoopers Island First Chalk Festival: Creating Healing Waves One Chalk Line at a Time.” which was held in November of 2022. These large-scale pieces will be available for purchase via in-person silent auction starting on Second Saturday 1/14 through February 15th. A portion of the proceeds are going to support future art programming for Mental Health Awareness during this year’s Second Annual Chalk Arts Festival to be held again on Hoopers Island in 2023. Exhibiting Chalk Artists are: Abigail Bowers, Lori Antoinette, Ed Krell, Greg McLemore, Collin Cessna, Mike & Daniela Kirby.

| In the newly named H. Theodore & Barbara S. Wilson Gallery, we have multi-media art pieces on exhibit as well as an interactive Affirmation Wall project for guests to participate with, to write and draw their messaging.

Second Saturday Opening for the exhibit – Jan. 14th, 5-7pm
Live acoustic music by Marianne Styles of Hooper’s Island.

Supporting Programming: Jan. 26, 6:30-7:30pm:
Several regional experts will be featured at our “Mental Health For Youth” Panel discussion upstairs in the George B. Todd Performance Hall. Details about speakers to be shared soon.

The Healing Power of Art