I am so thrilled to announce my solo show, EnvironMENTAL Factors, will be opening March 16th at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach. On view will be 15 never before shown works by the artist that each address an environmental factor that can affect one's mental health. In collaboration with the works will also be artlab activities, audio tour, and adult and teacher directed art workshops. I'd like to thank the Virginia MOCA team for this opportunity and for their amazing assistance throughout the planning and facilitation process.
community gallery: melissa schappell: environmental factors
MARCH 17 - AUGUST 19, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16. 6:30-8:30pm
Artist Melissa Schappell recognizes the power of art to spark conversation about a challenging subject, our mental health. She channels her personal struggles with an anxiety disorder into her art. Schappell breaks down societal stigmas surrounding mental health by encouraging dialogue around issues of common concern...