March 29, 2011/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MULTIMEDIA ART EXHIBIT AND PERFORMANCE,
“UNBOUND: CELEBRATING EMOTIONAL LIBERATION,”
AT UNCSA APRIL 8-15
WINSTON-SALEM – A multimedia art exhibit and performance showcasing the stories of people who are overcoming emotional suffering and transcending labels of psychiatric diagnosis – or simply “being different” – will be presented April 8-15 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).
The exhibit, titled “Unbound: Celebrating Emotional Liberation,” celebrates narratives of emotional diversity and transcendence. “Unbound” will feature work from the UNCSA and Winston-Salem community – from visual art to performance art to film to written work.
“Psychiatric labeling and other forms of social labeling can be oppressive to some,” says Tom Murray, Ph.D., director of UNCSA’s Counseling and Testing Services. “Artists often have been marginalized for their differences, how they look, how they experience and express emotion, and as a consequence have had negative experiences within the mental health system. We wanted to create a venue for UNCSA students and the Winston-Salem community at large to interact experientially with those who have transcended these labels.”
“Unbound” will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, with opening night performances in Eisenberg Social Hall in the Hanes Student Commons at UNCSA, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 9-15, in Eisenberg Social Hall. Admission is free and open to the community.
“UNBOUND: Celebrating Emotional Liberation” is a joint effort by UNCSA’s Counseling and Testing Services and Division of Student Life.
“Unbound” will also be hosting a special presentation of art and essays reflecting the lives of children in the Triad’s foster care program, provided by Foster Friends of North Carolina, Inc.
For more information, and a full
calendar of “Unbound” events, contact
Gwen Frisbie-Fulton at 336-631-1223, or
visit UNBOUND on Facebook: