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July 22, 2019 at 7:33 AM CDT - Updated July 22 at 7:33 AM
Baton Rouge -- The You Aren’t Alone Project presents it's first Live Art Event, in partnership with Aetna Better Health Louisiana, on July 26 from 7-11 p.m. at Mid City Ballroom, 136 S Acadian Thruway, featuring a culmination of stories from people that are living with, or supporting someone living with, depression and anxiety all interpreted by local artists through visual and performance art⏤the pain, the loss, and the triumph.
The You Aren't Alone Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to forming a social & physical network of ongoing support for mental health and wellness in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities so that no one ever has to feel alone. The project exists to encourage understanding, erase stigmas and to invest in building the right relationships that will continue moving this initiative forward.
Our vision is to be the platform that paves the way for mental and behavioral health in Louisiana to be treated and talked about in the same way as physical health.
This project will kick off the live art event with performances from Airseekers, Terreze Williams, Dane Monic, J Rees, Luisa Cantillo and more all interpreting stories through dance, music, acro movements, storytelling, poetry reading and so much more. These performances will also be translated into live art pieces by Jade Brady.
The space will be filled with visual art interpretations from talented local mixed media artists such as Cheri Fasy and Jade Brady, photographers, Chris Garcia and Jenn Ocken, sculptures by Betsy Seal-Eschete and Jennifer Carwile, paintings from Bibbit Robison, Lauren Clark, Tara Hebert and Lindsay Guidry, jewelry-making by Cabil Gibs and fiber art from Moon Dust Weavings.
We'll also be working with local behavioral health professionals such as Aetna Better Health Louisiana, Oceans Behavioral Health and Baton Rouge General to offer mental health resources and continue the conversation once we leave.
The event is free for ages 21 and older, however registration is required at youarenotaloneart.com/rsvp. Participants will enjoy small bites, drinks and entertainment throughout the night.
We are still looking for partners for the event, but, even more importantly, we'll need people to help us continue and expand on this project after the art show. You can learn more about the event at https://www.youarenotaloneart.com/.
Thank you to our partners, Aetna Better Health Louisiana, AIMCO, ISC, Mind Set Personal Training, JCW and HealthyBR.