Divinemoira Studio presents “Turbulence Behind Tranquility," a rotating group exhibit composed of over thirty local, national and international artists. The exhibit uses the arts to raise awareness, foster open conversation, and de-stigmatize the topic of mental health in our community.
The main objectives of this installation are as follows: (1) to provide an opportunity for communities to be made aware of the issues surrounding mental health in America (2) to provide educational and counseling resources, (3) to invite the community to interact with the exhibit thereby breaking down the stigmas surrounding mental illness.
Creative Director: Erin McGrath Rieke | Assistant Director: Megan Hutt | Project Coordinator | S. Jewell S. McGhee | Music: Derek Rieke | Photography: Megan Hutt | Support: Cassidy Rieke
Erin McGrath Rieke, S. Jewell S. McGhee, Kathy Duffin, Jane Linders, Chris Tipton, Vincent Dyer, Brittany Taylor, Craig Downs, Estela Ituarte, Tricia Coyle, Julie Johnson, Cassidy Rose, Greg Edmondson, John Blair, Holly Anderson, Josh Svobada, Jennifer Sarti, Zoe Nicholson, Mark Antum, Kyle Braun, Derek Rieke, Jeffrey Richter, Eugenia Alexander, Mark J Rieke, Steven Walden, Angelica Michaelson, Emma Roeder, Paul LaFlam, Rafi Katz, Jeff Sass, Mark Swain, Ashli England.
Background of Turbulence Behind Tranquility
How Can I Bring This Installation to My Community?
Turbulence Behind Tranquility involves the use of all forms of artistic expression to facilitate awareness to mental health. Our presentations and installations can be as large or as intimate as the setting or interested parties require. Divinemoira Studio uses visual imagery, music, the spoken word, poetry, and writing (to name a few) to facilitate awareness. Individuals, organizations and corporations interested in learning more can contact Erin McGrath Rieke, Creative Director of Divinemoira Studio at 314-651-2036 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Maplewood United Methodist Church-Maplewood, Missouri: May, 2017-June, 2017
Divinemoira Studio Private Exhibits-Maplewood, Missouri: November, 2016-May, 2017
Fidelity Counseling-St. Louis, Missouri: September, 2016-October, 2016
The Chapel Galleries-St. Louis, Missouri: July, 2016-August, 2016
(Provided by NAMI St. Louis)
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.
Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
Learn more about treatment and services that assist individuals in recovery.
Find out more about a specific mental illness:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Early Phychosis and Psychosis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Find out more about conditions sometimes related to mental illness:
Find out more about Psychosocial Treatments:
Psychosocial treatments are helpful in providing support, education and guidance to people living with mental illness and their families. Psychosocial treatments include:
Resources for Consumers and Family Members
- Online Recovery Support
- Discrimination and Advocacy
- St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
- Outpatient Programs
- Crisis and Transitional Housing
- United Way of Greater St. Louis
- For information and resources call 2-1-1
Youth And Adolescent Resources
- Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
- Say It Outloud
- Kids Under Twenty One – KUTO
- St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline
- NIMH Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry