out for a ride on captain LT’s ship – thanks skipper

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ABOUT
Acting Out! Fest is the brainchild of artist Derek Hess and his long-time business agent, Martin Geramita, along with Cleveland marketing / events guru, Angie Hetrick. Breaking down the stigmas that surround mental illness and addiction is a matter that’s especially important to Hess, whose struggles with bipolar disorder and substance abuse are not only well known, they’re integral subjects to his emotionally charged artwork.
Our core arts programming includes collaboration with local experts and nationally known celebrity mental health and addiction advocates, sharing their stories to help us deliver our message to a larger audience.
After Acting Out! 2016 we realized the greater need to connect the public and those in need with mental health and addiction resources. We strive to achieve this goal through programming partnerships with leading mental health and addiction organizations. Acting Out! 2017 is presented with generous support from The Centers for Families and Children, The Woodruff Foundation, Cleveland Clinic, Recovery Resources, Signature Health / Connections, Ohio Guidestone, Jakprints, and Gordon Square Arts District.

 
Acting Out! Fest was created to help break down the stigmas that surround mental illness and addiction by using arts programming that includes musical performances, talks, film, comedy, and visual art from local artists and nationally known celebrity mental health and addiction advocates. In addition to helping connect those in need of mental health and addiction assistance with available resources.

 

the scheduale”    http://actingoutcle.com/schedule/

 

 

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So I go into Euclid city hall to give the thieving bastards some tax money and I leave my car unlocked. I come back to leave, look over at the front passenger seat and someone put this book in my car…wtf? Must be a good read. usually when i leave my car unlocked they take something not leave something.

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had the pleasure to sign some tshirts i did for Mental Health America at their annual conference Thursday in Washington DC. These are amazing people doing amazing things to make things better and i was happy to be a part of it.

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check it out, the new ‘always’ print has the center heart cut out of the paper. you can put what ever picture you want behind it or leave it alone – link to buy is HERE

always die-cut

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may is mental health awareness month, and i’m finding the awareness of my personal bipolar condition to be pretty heavy for some reason. i find myself sedating myself to escape from it for a while, but as soon as i wake, i feel the depression right there standing on my chest saying “good morning, time to not get started”. the real reason i get up is because of rommel, if i didn’t have a dog i was responsible for i don’t know what i would do……on my Facebook page i’m posting a picture that reflects some aspect of bipolar each day, some of the pieces are new, then others are old, but they all relate…so check them out every day and get a does of my ……..

derek hess facebook page

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DH SQUARE

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https://www.1xrun.com/exhibitions/derek-hess-edphess

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i’ve put up a series of pieces called “it’s time” in the original archive gallery…there’s also a bunch of new stuff in the orignal available gallery too…they will be ready soon, if you want one now, email marty@strhess.com and he’ll take care of you

my radio show is tomorrow at 11am to 12:30pm. the station is wcsb 89.3, listen on the air in cleveland, or anywhere on line at www.wcsb.org

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ok, my detroit show is called “EDP” which stands for ’emotionally disturbed person’ which is a police code..they say over the radio, “we have a EDP and we’re gonna shoot his ass”- so, the show is april 28th at inner state gallery, which is an awesome place.

i’m doing a print to go along with the opening which will be available on the 1xrun site, which is inner state’s sisiter site. it deals with on line sales of prints and art. so there, you have two things to look at. i’ll have that detroit print up soon…along with the print i am doing 5 hand embellished prints too…you’ll see those soon as well.

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