4 Plus 4 Equals is a unique citywide visual art project designed to raise public awareness and provoke conversation about mental health. Four visual artists and four people in mental health recovery (peers) have co-created art works that illuminate their experiences in new ways that empower and inspire.
Sunday, February 9th, 6pm - 8pm
Olive & June
3411 Glenview Ave
Austin, Texas 78703
Please join us for an evening of visual art, audio documentary, and dialogue about Mental Health Recovery!
What does it mean to recover?
What are we recovering from?
What is the relationship between art and mental health?
4 Plus 4 Equals is an Austin-based citywide visual art project and community conversation series designed to explore questions like these and raise public awareness about mental health.
Four visual artists and four people in mental health recovery (peers) created art works that illuminate their experiences in new ways that empower and inspire.
This event is FREE and we will have a cash bar. We hope to see you there!
Look for 4 Plus 4 Equals posters throughout central Austin beginning in early December. You'll see them on your way to work, biking to a friend's house or hanging out at your favorite coffee shops. We hope the images will spark your curiosity, invite new ways of thinking and inspire conversation.
Please visit this website after December 3rd to learn how you can get involved in community dialogues, hear more about each team's experiences and purchase limited edition prints.
Michu Benaim Steiner
Richard Allen White
Claudia Gizell Aparicio Gamundi
Brandi L. Rivera
Get an inside look at the partners' creative collaborations and experiences with mental health recovery through audio interviews and video clips.
Richard Allen White tells us about his experience with schizophrenia, wisdom that can emerge from psychosis and how providing peer support helps him stay close to his own recovery.
Jessica Saner idles her Ducati for a moment to tell us about her recovery, inspiring hope as a peer specialist by sharing her lived experience, and what she loves about riding her motorcycle.
Elvia Knoll shares about her interest in holistic health approaches and what it means to her to identify as a psychiatric survivor.
Brandi Rivera talks about her recovery, the strength that she discovered because of her experiences, and how she's able to share that with others, including her beloved dog, Kona.