June 21, 2019 @ 7:00PM — 11:00PM
Come enjoy art, music, wine, raffles and more while supporting mental wellness!
Mental Health America of Abilene (MHAA) 2nd Art Gala
Mental Health America of Abilene Art Gala – art exhibition and fundraiser gala at The Mill, Abilene, Texas.
You are invited to attend our come and go gala and enjoy live music by The Geoffery Drigger's & Abilene Rhythm Section, The Mill's famous sangria, a cash bar, and delicious hors d'oeuvres while viewing (and possibly purchasing) incredible art in historic downtown Abilene.
T.M.Gand will share how she used art to heal and grow through mental health challenges.
Art is a powerful medium. We will be showcasing incredible work created by talented local artists along with stories of how the art expresses the mental health journey.
Our goal is to raise funds to continue our crucial peer support recovery services for those who have mental illness in our community. With proper support, most people can learn to cope and minimize symptoms and live fuller, more productive and meaningful lives.
We help people learn that recovery is possible.
To learn more about our services, please click here.
AN EXCITING EVENING OF ART
This exciting evening will showcase some of the best artists in the area. Talented local artists have loaned their work to our juried show and includes each piece's connection to mental health struggles and healing. Net proceeds from art sales will go to the artist with 20% being donated to support MHAA's mission to provide leadership and support for hope, recovery, and mental wellness for all.
By attending, you will learn ways you can make an impact in the mental health community. We will share what MHAA is up to, what we have accomplished in the last several years, what we hope to do in the future, and ways you can partner with us to make a lasting impact in our community and improve lives.
Each ticket includes hors d'oevres and a complimentary glass of The Mill's famous Sangria, with more beverages available at The Mill's bar.
7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Come and Go
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. T.M.Gand will share her beautiful work and inspiring story
8:30 - 11 p.m. Enjoy live music, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, raffles and more!
OUR SPECIAL GUEST, ARTIST T.M.Gand
T.M.Gand is a contemporary artist, living in Abilene, Texas. She specializes in the use of texture, color, collage, and layering affects.
"As an artist I find myself obsessed with discovering what I can create with my tools. I love to push myself every time I paint in order to try and learn something new, do something different, or discover something about myself. I create order out of layered chaos and it soothes my soul."
Originally from Wisconsin and a student of structural engineering, Tracy moved to Texas when she married her Air Force sweetheart, Marcus, 23 years ago.They have three beloved cats and share a cute little house together.
T.M.Gand now enjoys a 660 square foot studio in the downtown historic district of Abilene, Texas, in the Cockerell Building, 1133 N.2nd Street, Studios, Studios 207-208.Her studio is open to the public the second Thursday of each month for Artwalk in downtown Abilene. She offers private lessons and does commission work.You can see more of her paintings and gift items online.
www.TMGandFineArt.com Instagram @tmgand (Also on Facebook)
Partners help us underwrite the cost of our event so more of the funds raised can go directly to serving the needs of those struggling with mental illness.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!
Fergus & Tomanka , PLLC
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ART GALA COMMITTEE MEMBERS!
Jessica Snow, Board Member & Event Chair
Tracy Gand, Event Co-Chair & Curator
Samantha Manski, Executive Director
Thank you to all our partners, speakers, committee members, volunteers, artists, and attendees!