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Fountain Gallery: A Selection of Works
November 2009 – May 2010
The product of a unique vision, Fountain Gallery is a not-for-profit cooperative run by and for artists living with mental illness. Beginning with a handful of artists in the summer of 2000, the Gallery has grown to include nearly 40 artists pursuing their personal visions and challenging the stigma that surrounds mental illness. These gifted artists are members of Fountain House, an internationally renowned organization dedicated for more than 60 years to improving the lives of individuals living with mental illness. By exhibiting visionary art, achieving commercial success and generating public dialogue, the Gallery is making a vital contribution to the New York arts community and working to change common misconceptions about people living with severe persistent mental illness.
The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund is delighted to be able to exhibit works by Fountain Gallery artists, Gary Brent Hilsen, Martin Cohen, Deborah Standard, Vladimir Nikolski, and Anthony Ballard, curated by Bernard J. Stote.