Art from the Permanent Collection of NAEMI will sell at Fundraising.
(National Arts Exhibition of the Mentally III)
cordially invites you to a fundraising event
on October 29th, 1 – 3 pm
where important pieces from the permanent collection will be on sale at Borders Picture Framing & Gallery at Borders Picture Framing & Gallery 1601 SW 1st St. Miami, Fl. 33135.
Naemi also informs the community that the exhibition “Visionaries of the Light” opening has been postponed due to hurricane Mathew to October 12, 6 - 8pm at Saludarte/Ideobox Artspace (2417 N. Miami Ave. Wynwood, Miami. Fl. 33127)
Outsider art produced by untrained artists recovering from mental illnesses who are typically unconnected to the conventional art world—not by choice but by circumstance. The “classic” figures of outsider art were socially or culturally marginal figures. They were usually undereducated; they almost invariably embraced unconventional views of the world, sometimes alien to the prevailing dominant culture.
The artists which work will be available at the fundraising as well as exhibit at the Visionaries of the Light show are: the international recognized Misledys Castillo who was born with brain, hearing and autistic impediments, also Sebastian Ferreira, Isaac Crespo (who creates situations where the absurd and irrational intertwines with characters drawn from real life), as well as Christopher Paul and Boris Lopez.
NAEMI dedicated to discovering, studying, promoting, exhibiting, and preserving the art of those struggling with mental illness throughout the world. The Fundraising will help NAEMI to continue working and to achieve its objectives: Artistic development of artists recovering from mental illnesses, advocacy for the arts and people with disabilities and the establishment of venues for exhibition, enhancement of self-image and self-esteem and vocational training and career development to become self-supporting through the arts for artists with disabilities through commercial galleries.
National Art Exhibitions of the mentally Ill (NAEMI) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States, founded in 1988 by Juan Martin, the current Executive Director.