Randy Bacon helps Springfield tell mental health stories

The portraits at The Art of Being Me exhibit are larger than life, 3 ½-foot squares focused on the faces of 22 people in the Springfield community.  People of all ages, races and gender identities stare out, some smiling and some serious, but all of them drawing the viewer in as […]

The portraits at The Art of Being Me exhibit are larger than life, 3 ½-foot squares focused on the faces of 22 people in the Springfield community. 

People of all ages, races and gender identities stare out, some smiling and some serious, but all of them drawing the viewer in as they share their stories about mental health. 

“Mental health at one level or another pretty much impacts the entire world … but we look at it maybe with blinders and we think, ‘They’re fine. They’re not dealing with something,’” said artist Randy Bacon, who created the exhibit in collaboration the Burrell Foundation. “So the idea then is let’s show as wide a demographic as possible with people, as wide as far as types of stories — ultimately, if somebody else is dealing with something, they don’t feel alone.” 

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2022/04/24/randy-bacon-helps-springfield-tell-mental-health-stories/7395260001/

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