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July: Art created by participants in programs sponsored by NAMI DuPage

From various locations across DuPage County and beyond, NAMI DuPage program participants engage in Social and Recreational programs that help them express themselves and meet new people. When they create art, they focus on finding peace, joy and comfort – often in nature. Their goal is self-expression – exploring unfamiliar techniques and media.

July’s display features nature scenes, birds, trees, cubist faces, and more. Media includes pencil, ink, water color, and acrylics.

Quotes from participants in the NAMI DuPage Art Program.

The Art Program is imperative to NAMI DuPage – the joy of self-expression and working in various mediums. Exploring various art activities is the key to discovering ‘Ah-Ha’ moments such as, ‘I didn’t know I could do this.’ –Karen

Participating in the Art Night has been very calming and relaxing for me during recent stressful and anxious times in my life. I have learned new coping skills! I also found out I have gifts I never knew about. –Thomas

NAMI is a warm and welcoming environment. A ‘respite’ from the problems of life.

It is sometimes difficult to motivate myself to get out and participate in activities with others. The friends I’ve made at NAMI encourage me and make me look forward to art.

It has given me a new way of learning about myself and expressing myself.

(Art Night leaves me) Feeling good about myself when a piece of work is done.

NAMI DuPage provides support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illnesses and their families.


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Each month, we feature a different artist or group of artists on the Gallery Wall on the 2nd floor of the library. Please contact the Adult Department Assistant Director with questions about this program.


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