Bringing Mental Health into the Open
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The Burrell Foundation, in collaboration with artist Randy Bacon, is proud to present the Art of Being ME movement. This exhibit features personal stories of more than 25 individuals who share their lived experiences with mental health and substance use. The Burrell Foundation hopes this powerful, meaningful art educates communities about mental health, normalizes the experiences of those who live with challenges, and inspires others to share their stories.
The exhibit will be open for public viewing October 19- November 30 on UMKC’s College campus in Kansas City, Mo. The exhibit will be located in the Link Gallery on the ground floor of Miller-Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, MO 64110. Learn more here.
Traveling Exhibition Schedule
Osage Beach, MO (Private Event): August 28-29, 2022
Columbia, MO (Stephens College): September 9-30, 2022
Springfield, MO (Private Event): October 4, 2022
Kansas City, MO (UMKC): October 19-November 30, 2022
Columbia, MO (TBD): December 2022
Jefferson City, MO (Capitol Building): May 2023
The Burrell Foundation has launched an online boutique of items, aiming to raise awareness about mental health while raising funds for the Foundation and Burrell's service efforts!
There is a variety of t-shirts, jewelry and masks available for purchase.
Follow the link below to see all the items! Share this information with your family and friends who would be interested in sporting some "self-care swag" while supporting the Burrell Foundation!
The Burrell Foundation partners with businesses and communities to raise funds and awareness for mental health. Learn more about our recent events and campaigns here.
Gabrielle Martin (pictured on the right) serves as the Executive Director of the Burrell Foundation. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and event management with previous employment at Hickory Hills Country Club, Southern Supply Companies, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Mansion America Theatre. To reach Gabrielle, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janelle Reed (pictured on the left) serves as the Foundation's Associate Director. She previously served as the Director of Development at Victory Mission and is the Founder of SingleMomzRock, an organization that served single mom’s in the 417 area for 10 years before merging with The Life of a Single Mom in February 2022. To contact Janelle, email email@example.com.
Ambassador Board of Directors
Danny Collins (37 North Expeditions), Chuck Dow (Synergy Wealth Solutions), Stephanie Johnson (Paddio), Loretta Roney (Volt Credit Union), Peyton Andrews (Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce), Matt Hancock (Prime Inc.), Arwen Pratt (Two Impress Creative Associates), Ryan O'Reilly (Westward Alliance), Abby Glenn (Central Bank), Dan Reiter (Springfield Cardinals), Aaron Solari (TrustPoint/Sandler Training Center), and Colby Newman (Hickory Hills Country Club)