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A Double Feature: The Observance of National Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Paintings of Sanlly Viera

For Gallery Walk and the Month of May at The Venue, a Double Feature; the Observance of National Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Paintings of Sanlly Viera.
By Presidential Proclamation, May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, which this year is made even more poignant by the effects of the Pandemic. Now fully one in five Americas suffers from the negative effects of a mental health issue. At The Venue we are well aware of the salutary effects of Art. Educator Joy Chaiten, in her years of practice and work with young people in the Bloomington area, noticed this positive impact and introduced Serenity Photographs into her teaching environment, organically nurturing art as a healing tool. Her Serenity Photographs, utilizing the calming effects of water, will be available for viewing and purchase at The Venue during the month of May. A beautiful form of self soothing.
As another feature for May, The Venue is pleased to exhibit a full collection of the paintings of Cuban-born Artist Sanlly Viera. Now based in New York, Sanlly is a rising star in the world of art, with a variety of unique, vividly colored urban cityscapes, watercolors, and the obligatory Cuban ”old car” paintings. Showing a real Indiana connection, two of his paintings in this collection are of Indianapolis scenes.
Come check it out.


A Double Feature: The Observance of National Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Paintings of Sanlly Viera