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Into the Darkness
Exhibition Dates: Oct 21 - Dec 1, 2016
An all media exhibit of work exploring darkness in its many forms,
both the positive and negative, figurative and literal.  
The word darkness holds its own meaning for each individual. For some, darkness signifies quiet, calm, and relaxation. For others, it is a lack of light, a lack of hope. For others still, it is desolation, fear, or depression. October is National Depression Education Awareness Month. Mental Health disorders are becoming more of a mainstream topic of discussion, as more people now know they are much more commonplace than many of us realize. According to the National Alliance on Mental health, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. – 43.8million, or 18.5%-experience mental illness in a given year. (www.nami.org)
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe
The Juried Artists


Linda Abernathy
Coleen Breen
Jan Foulk
Eileen Hall
James V. Polster
Christopher Seep
Joyce Sheldon
Ben Underwood

1st Place
"Journey through the Night "
Ann Widner

2nd Place
"Drawing Strength
Through the Storm"
Bartist Art 

3rd Place:
"Darkness, Light, Choice:
There is Still Time"
John W. Kuntze

People's Choice Award
"The Power of Perseverance"  
Coleen Breen


Honorable Mention
"Debut Dilemma"
Theresa Lintzenich

Honorable Mention
"Mission Accomplished"
Eileen Hall 

Honorable Mention
"And Hold me ‘til I Fall Asleep"
Whitney Lauren Smith

Honorable Mention
Judith Repke
Art and Awareness: Crider Health Center
At Framations, we strive to periodically host exhibits that incorporate awareness in areas that affect our community.  Mental health is a key component to overall health., though there is an ongoing stigma attached to mental or behavioral health problems. For this exhibit, Framations is partnering with the Crider Health Center to raise awareness of these issues. Crider Health Center has been serving the behavioral health needs of Franklin, Lincoln, Warren, and St. Charles County residents since 1979. The organization began in 1979 in response to increasing needs for community behavioral health services. Crider expanded its service delivery programs significantly since its inception to meet the rapidly changing expectations in the arena of mental health service delivery and to consistently meet its mission, to include primary health care as a community health center, a health care provider that serves medically underserved population, primarily those with Medicaid or without insurance. This is accomplished through a number of wrap-around services including counseling, psychiatry, primary care, dental care, community support, crisis services and prevention services.
Crider Health Center currently serves more than 70,000 residents in a four-county service area, including physical locations in St. Charles, Wentzville, Union, O'Fallon, Troy and Warrenton as part of the Compass Health Network. An innovative and progressive healthcare network providing high-quality, clinically-effective healthcare services that provide behavioral, primary, and dental health service, to medically under-served populations, primarily those with Medicaid or without insurance, throughout 39 counties in Missouri. Compass Health provides comprehensive, holistic healthcare services, employing over 1,700 staff system-wide including psychiatrists, advance practice nurses, psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, substance abuse counselors, case managers, and support personnel. For more information please visit: www.compasshealthnetwork.org
About the Juror:  
Terrell Carter is a visual artist and writer who has exhibited his oil pastel and monoprint creations nationally and internationally. In addition to being a practicing artist, he teaches art appreciation and interdisciplinary studies courses for the St. Louis Community College system and Missouri Baptist University. He has also written multiple books, including Machiavellian Arts Management: Timeless Advice for 20th Century Arts Managers. You can learn more about his work  at  www.terrellcarter.net

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