Artist of the Month


March Artist

NAMI | Dupage County

Bio
NAMI DuPage is a not for profit organization located at 115 N County Farm Rd. Wheaton IL. Our mission is to provide support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illness and their families. One of the ways we do this is through our Social & Recreation Programs.

Participants live in DuPage County and beyond. Creating art in its various forms help people express themselves and meet new people. Self-expression and self-understanding through mixed media techniques enables individuals to explore their feelings and emotions non-verbally while improving motivation, building self-esteem, and confidence.

Engaging oneself creatively brings one to look within themselves as one expresses themselves outwardly. This is a healing process.

NAMI DuPage offers opportunities for expression through visual arts, creative writing, jewelry making and musically by singing in our choir.

We have brought some examples of works created by our recreation program participants for you to view and appreciate.

The art program is imperative to NAMI DuPage – I need the joy of self-expression and working in various mediums. Exploring various art activities is the key to discovering “ah-ha” moments such as “I didn’t know I could do this”. KAREN

Participating in the Art Night has been very calming and relaxing for me during stressful and anxious times in my life. I have learned new coping skills! I also found out I have gifts I never knew about.” THOMAS

If you want to know more, contact Nancy Leguizamon at 630-752-0066 x222.

Art Location
Artwork is displayed in the main stairwell and the Take 5 Zone.

Purchasing
Key chains, jewelry, and gift cards located in the display case of the Take 5 Zone are available for purchase. Hanging wall art is not for sale. Please go to the Business Office for more information!

Links
website: www.namidupage.org




Gallery

Click on an image to view slideshow.




Artists interested in displaying their work at the Bloomingdale Public Library can download a copy of the exhibition policies and necessary space request forms here.

Completed forms can be sent by email to jschingoethe@mybpl.org or turned in to the business office during regular business hours.