ARTIST STATEMENT: I was thinking of something I would like to draw, and then Dragon Ball Z came to mind. I am taking more time to be patient when I create artwork. The artwork is inspired by my favorite anime and inspired me to be more patient in life and with myself. Taking more time with my work and being present is a benefit to my daily life.
“Dragon Ball Z” by Rashad Barton
How Does It Feel?
The goal of the student art exhibit is to foster the connection between mental health and the arts. How Does it Feel? Is the question we asked student artists at the Chicago Excel Academy - Roselandn school to answer. We wanted to know wshat mental health means to them. What does it look and feel like visually? Students work was framed and displayed at our inaugural Mardi Gras for Mental Health Gala for patrons to view and bid on. Proceeds from any work sold will be split 50/50 between the student and as donation deposited into our Therapy Fund.