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Kalopsi(Art) 2019

  • Avondale Brewing Company 201 41st Street South Birmingham, AL, 35222 United States (map)

In an event like non-other, KalopsiART brings together art, mental health, and the Birmingham community at Avondale Brewing Company on May 2nd, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Benefiting Impact Family Counseling, and in partner ship with Homewood, Mountain Brook, and Vestavia City Schools, students will showcase their interpretation of mental health through art at a one-of-a-kind art auction. Parents, teachers, art admirers, will have the chance to take home each and every art piece on display with all proceeds going back to support Impact’s incredible Schools Program.

Food and drink will be complimentary with the purchase of a General Admission ticket for $25. Guests will be able to claim a piece of artwork by participating in a silent auction. One thing is sure, get your tickets soon as space is limited.

Special thanks to our sponsors: The Prewitt Group and Hattie B's Hot Chicken, BBVA Compass, Medical Properties Trust, and Jacqueline Dillon Demarco, Ph.D.,P.C.

Why Kalopsi(ART)?
The term “Kalopsia” derives from the Greek language and translates to “the delusion of things being more beautiful than they are”. While this definition carries a doleful connotation, we thoughtfully chose it as a name for our event.

Mental health can be an elusive illness; while someone may appear to be fine on the outside, there may be a very different story on the inside. In this light, mental health can be described as a ‘kalopsia’ of a sort.

As mental health is becoming more recognized in today’s society, we decided to raise awareness for this illness through art - where things like paintings as a whole are, most certainly, more beautiful than the paints, the canvas, and the brushes used to create it.

While chemical imbalances, anxiety, and depression may create kalopsia, we believe that the person remains beautiful despite the illness. For that very reason, we created Kalopsi(ART).

Earlier Event: April 27
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Later Event: May 3
Alabama Folk Fair