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Artist reception tonight at The Myrna Loy

Artworks by 30 children who lay bare their feelings and their despair are featured in a new show opening at The Myrna Loy Jailhouse Gallery Friday.

Artworks reflecting Helena children’s journeys with mental health are on exhibit at The Myrna Loy Jailhouse Gallery through June 15, with an opening reception Friday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m.

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A reception for “Matters of Mind: The Gift of Being Heard” is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at 15 N. Ewing St.

The young artists, working with therapists, open up and let you see a glimpse into their inner thoughts through their expressive art.

The profoundly raw content of the artwork in this exhibit is a different kind of beauty than what one expects from gallery walls.

Behind each piece lives a story of the human experience.

The show is totally anonymous and is being held in honor of Mental Health Awareness month.

Interspersed with the art are the artists’ descriptions of their work and their journey – as well as resources about specific diagnoses.

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