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Acting Out! Fest Cleveland

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ACTING OUT Cleveland breaks down stigmas and creates awareness of mental illness and addiction through a series of public events and panel discussions.

This past weekend, Sept. 13-16, 2017, various venues around the city of Cleveland hosted the event. Dark Art & Craft had a chance to attend the Acting Out Art Exhibition, located at the Derek Hess Gallery at 1300 W. 78 St., last Friday which featured over 30 artists affected by mental health and addiction. The work displayed was highly varied in artistic approach and distinctly introspective in feeling. Within are some images from last Friday's exhibit which highlight the complexities and talent that this event assembled. 

"Acting Out! Fest is the brainchild of artist Derek Hess and his long-time business agent, Martin Geramita, along with Cleveland marketing/events guru, Angie Hetrick. Breaking down the stigmas that surround mental illness and addiction is a matter that’s especially important to Hess, whose struggles with bipolar disorder and substance abuse are not only well known, they’re integral subjects to his emotionally charged artwork." - actingoutcle.com

Stephen Kasner painting at Acting out fest in Cleveland

Center Top, Work by Artist Stephen Kasner

Derek Hess artwork at Acting out fest

Center, mixed media and pencil by Artist and Acting Out! Fest creator Derek Hess

Dark Painting of Hello Kitty in Cleveland

Painting by Corey Remington

Painting in Cleveland at Acting Out Fest

Paintings at Acting Out Fest

Bradford Dark Art Sculpture

Work by Jeffery W. Bradford

Please visit actingoutcle.com for more information


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