Live Storytelling Performances: Share your stories live on stage!
All are welcome! Enjoy a night of storytelling performances with Fountain House Gallery and then join us for the chance to perform your own story on stage! Hosted by vermilion (curator and artist). This event is part of public programming for our current exhibition.
For participants: prepare a 3-minute story on the topics of (but not limited to):
- Helping each other
- Tripping experiences
- Psychedelic treatment
- Mushrooms of war
- …or whatever comes to mind!
MUSHROOMS is a visual conversation that engages with the multifaceted and expansive fungi. Curated by vermilion, the show highlights the humble fruiting fungus and the connectedness it builds throughout nature and society.
vermilion (b. Romania) is a “make-something-out-of-nothing” artist. Her installations, textile art, collages, and assemblages juxtapose social activism with an impulse for playfulness, humor, surprise, and uniqueness. She has presented visual and performance “artivism” events across the U.S. and Europe.
“Art is a catalyst for change. I thought of the current menace of ‘mushroom clouds’ in the war in Ukraine and mental health research investigating the potential of mushrooms in medicine. My dream was not only to present a striking and thought-provoking exhibition but also for Fountain House Gallery to serve as a hub for a variety of events exploring the significance of mushrooms.”
About Fountain House Gallery and Studio
Fountain House Gallery and Studio provides an environment where artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work.