Tag Archives: Mental illness

In New York: Crazy, Kids – or Old Fashioned Hatred? You Be The Judge

Roosevelt Island, N.Y. With the rising tide of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism since the election of Donald Trump in America, indeed the world, we cannot expect to avoid a reflection in our own backyard. Even the elderly and disabled are suffering with severe budget cuts. Luckily the reflection is small. In fact, we […]

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Fountain House Gallery Auctions 100 Artworks at Mad About Art Benefit

New York, N.Y.  We have attended and reviewed Mad About Art for years. This November’s event was the best ever – an unqualified success, artistically and financially. Fountain House Gallery artist Issa Ibrahim with his installation, “Krypto in Captivity.” Photo: Leslie Barbaro Photography. What is Mad About Art, you ask? Nothing short of a miracle. A project of Fountain House Gallery, […]

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Shootings & Terror Attacks: Tips for Coping, Advice for Mothers

New York, N.Y. In the wake of so many mass shootings and random terror attacks that have injured such innocent children, mothers have become particularly worried. The fears are sadly warranted, as these tragic events have happened while children are at school, in church, or even just on the street. Many mothers ask me about […]

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Fountain House Gallery Artists Make Magic at “Mad About Art”

New York, N.Y. Fountain House Gallery’s annual Mad About Art auction and benefit is an eagerly anticipated harbinger of the festive New York holiday season. This year’s­ splendid celebration, recently held at the venue Metropolitan West, attracted more than 400 guests who made merry as they supported the remarkable work of the Gallery, which provides […]

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Fountain House Gallery Presents “Small Works: $100 & Under”

New York, N.Y. Fountain House Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists living with mental illness, announces the upcoming show “Small Works: $100 & Under.” The exhibition will open with a Reception on October 27, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will remain on view through December 22, 2016. On view: October […]

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Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

New York, N.Y. This year’s Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled “Suicide: Looking for Answers,” the event recently drew more than 500 attendees to The Pierre in support of the innovative mental health programs of Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In light of recent reports that suicide […]

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Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

“If you’re not the best, you’re one of the rest!”
– Lily Prasad, Miss India America

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Fountain House Gallery Artists Shine at “Mad About Art”

New York, N.Y.  Fountain House Gallery’s recent Mad About Art event was a smash. This annual art auction and benefit is a perennial favorite on my calendar, and I was delighted to be among the nearly 400 guests who gathered at Metropolitan West to support the Gallery, New York City’s premier venue representing artists living […]

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