An art exhibit unmasks brain injuries

The art of more than 200 people impacted by brain injuries are on display at the Rochester Civic Theatre.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 7:55 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2018 10:44 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - More than 200 painted masks hung in the Rochester Civic Theatre Black Box Thursday night for 'Celebrating Abilities: Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota.' Each mask is painted by Minnesotans who have brain injuries, their families, and people who work with them.

One of the artists is Terry Nevling, who painted two of the masks on display. "We were making them at the center. I just picked up a paint brush and just painted some of it," he explains.

The masks give the stories and perspectives of individuals affected by brain injuries.

Terry's father, Harry Nevling, hopes the artwork brings visibility to the brain injury community. "There's a lot of money out there that goes for disabilities but brain injury survivors are at the bottom of the list and that's unfortunate. They have the same needs as other disabled individuals so hopefully this will help point it out," he says.

The art display is put on by Ability Building Center in partnership with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. Through the event and sponsors, the goal is to raise $50 thousand for ABC.

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