You’re Not Alone
May 3 – June 15
You’re Not Alone, an exhibition presented by the Gallery at OCA Mocha, features 23 pieces about mental health, created by 16 artists: Bryan Castillo, Lauren Brock, Bianca Newman, Rachel Droter, Ricardo Hawkins, Pluto Swift, Kelly Snyder, Ruby Bassford, DJ Becraft, Bess Lumsden, Tony LaBate, Hunter Sugg, Marissa Clayton, Pattie Archuleta, Derek Roper, and Martina Maya-Callen.
Mental health matters. While this subject is so often silenced or shamed, here at OCA Mocha, in collaboration with HoldOn2Hope, we are giving these artistic narratives space to be seen and loved. In order to break down the barriers and stigma that shroud mental health, we must first lay our experiences bare to be witnessed. With empathy and understanding, we can create change. This exhibit is a reflection of our collective and individual experiences navigating our mental health journeys. We are grateful for the bravery and vulnerability of these artists. May this collection of artwork remind us that even when the world was forced to shut its doors, our hearts remained open, reaching for each other. This exhibition takes place from May 3rd to June 15th at OCA Mocha.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
The Gallery at OCA Mocha is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the creative efforts of UMBC and the surrounding community in its mission to unite people through artistic expression. Located at 5410 East Drive in Arbutus, Maryland, the gallery is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
The exhibition is co-curated by Liam Garrett ’21, visual arts, and Rocky Callen.
The exhibition is sponsored by HoldOn2Hope, founded by Rocky Callen. Author of the YA novel A Breath Too Late, Callen’s mission is to unite creatives in mental health advocacy and suicide prevention.