QCC Art Gallery in collaboration with the Taiwanese American Arts Council present both a CHATogether workshop & seminar that coincide with an art exhibition entitled NYC Art Bridge: Wellness through Art that will be on display from April 20th through June 30th, 2023.
Art and creation can be a catalyst for mental wellness. Art with intention is an innovative way to provide a safe space to promote open dialogue about mental health in a culturally informed manner. Therefore, facilitating art that is guided by cultural experience, we can approach art as an inner demand and make it a conscious way to express wellness, care, and vulnerability.
For the art exhibition, contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds will respond to societal pressures, investigate the exquisiteness of the universe, and how it relates to the miracle of the human condition.
The selected artists were asked to create works based on their own familial experiences, family history, immigrant stories, racial discrimination, internalized racial trauma, mental health issues, parenting conflicts, and cultural identity. Disciplines will include a wide range of visual and performing art. Artists will discuss their content and reflect on community issues generated during the pandemic. These works will support the CHATogther stimulating the conversation for the workshop and seminar.
CHATogether is a program that aims to facilitate child-parent communication, break stigma, and develop effective coping skills in a culturally sensitive manner.
Eric Chiang, Eun Young Choi, Cecile Chong, Huey-Min Chuang, Hsiao-Chu (Julia) Hsia, Hsin-Yi Liu, Lulu Meng, Carle Shi, Te-Sian Shih, Kelly Tsai, Poyen Wang, Yu-Ching Wang, Chen-Yi Wu, Chin Chih Yang
CHATogether Graphic Novels, and Skit Production by Nealie Ngo, BA (MD, MPH Class of 2023): CHATogether Art and Theater Director
CHATogether Workshop is presented and moderated by Dr. Eunice Yuen, MD, Ph.D., founder and Director of CHATogether, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Child Study Center and Luchia Meihua Lee, Curator and Executive Director, Taiwanese American Arts Council