OurSELF and HerSELF at the Everhart Museum

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 Do you enjoy challenging your perspective in order to expand your mind? Now through April 29, 2019, guests visiting the Everhart Museum have the chance to go on a journey through a sequence of experiences that represent the human condition during the span of an hour, a day, a year, or a lifetime. Newly opened,

OurSELF: A Reflection of Us is an interactive art exhibition created by Scranton’s The Pop Up Studio that focuses on the topic of mental health. Through this art installation, the Everhart and The Pop Up Studio hope to advance a much-needed and long-overdue conversation about mental health. While moving through the galleries, visitors are encouraged to question their understanding of their environment and their ability to control it amidst emotional and sensory encounters.

HerSELF: Through the eyes of Amy Kiser serves as an inspiration and conceptual launching point for the OurSELF exhibition. Artist Amy Kiser provides insight into HerSELF by vulnerably exposing powerful and traumatic incidents she had endured. Through color washes and scratchy line work, Kiser created layers that represent those that are ever-developing inside all of us. Utilizing paint and lithographic prints, her work is haunting and relatable. The following programs will encompass the theme of the exhibition and help generate action and reflection, advancing the conversation about mental health.

OURSELF GROUP GUIDED TOURS Scheduled weekdays by appt. 10:00 am – 11:30 am for 7th – 12th grade or 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for adults Guided tours of OurSELF and HerSELF can be scheduled in advance based on staff availability.

WEEKEND MINIS February 2 – March 2, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm K – 6th grade $40 per child Everhart Weekend Minis will explore color as communication in this 5-week art workshop series.

EVERHART READS February 14, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Adult FREE Join our monthly book club as we discuss Never Broken, an autobiography by Jewel about overcoming hardship. OURSELF

COMMUNITY DAYS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the LRJ FOUNDATION February 16, March 16, and April 13, 2019 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm All Ages FREE This day includes free guided tours of the OurSELF exhibition, as well as an open studio walk-in workshop.

EVERHART DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP FOR ADULT CARETAKERS February 16, March 16, and April 13, 2019 Drop-in between 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm FREE Learn how to connect with your loved ones through art-making at this open studio workshop for adult caretakers.

BREAKING GROUNDS POETS POETRY SLAM April 6, 2019 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm FREE The BGP Slam series is the only youth poetry slam competition in NEPA. High school students face off to deliver iconic, original poems that are judged by artistic leaders in the NEPA community.

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: AN OPEN PANEL ON MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE AWARENESS April 11, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Adult FREE In partnership with the LRJ Foundation, the Everhart will present a panel on mental health and suicide awareness.

EVERGREEN SENIOR ARTS CLUB April 18, 2019 3:00 pm-5:00 pm and 5:00 pm-7:00 pm FREE for seniors 55+ For the April session, students will explore the OurSELF and HerSELF exhibitions and respond through the creation of artwork in this two-hour workshop.

The Everhart Museum is open: 12:00pm – 5:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Monday; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday; and12:00pm – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7/adults, $5/students & seniors, $3/children 6-12, and free to guests five and under as well as Everhart Museum members. For more information, contact the museum at 570- 346-7186 or email general.information@everhartmuseum.org.

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