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                                   Contact:     Gwen Frisbie-Fulton



Call for Submissions

WHAT:   The UNC School of the Arts is calling for submissions from Triad artists for a multi-media art exhibit, Unbound: Celebrating Emotional Liberation. The exhibit, which will run from April 14-16 in Eisenberg Social Hall in the Hanes Student Commons on campus, highlights the heroic narratives of people transcending labels (e.g., psychiatric labels or other social labels) and reclaiming their lives. 

WHO:     Artists of all levels of artistic ability and all art forms (visual and performing arts, film, poetry, and written testimonials) are welcome to submit

WHEN:   Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 31

HOW:     Submission applications are available online at http://faculty.uncsa.edu/ncsacounseling or by contacting Gwen Frisbie-Fulton at 336-631-1223.

WHY:     Mainstream society has increasingly narrowed the definition of “normal.”  People who are creative, non-traditional, or highly sensitive often view the world differently by design. This difference may result in not “fitting in,” being labeled, or losing a sense of self.  Those labeled with psychiatric diagnoses may get messages that these problems are chronic and lifelong. Messages of recovery, healing, and transcendence are rarely conveyed. This exhibit showcases stories of recovery.

Unbound is a collaborative effort between UNCSA’s Counseling and Testing Services, the Office of Student Success, and Residence Life Programs.