Published on April 26, 2018

Essentia Health invites you to learn more about brain injury at event

Essentia Health-Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center (Duluth) and the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance proudly present Jed Schlegemilch's Unmasking, a film documenting the creation of art made by people who live with the effects of brain injury.  The film will be shown at 6:45 p.m. May 2 at Zeitgeist Arts Café, 222 E Superior St, Duluth.

Experience a one-of-a-kind exhibition of the lives behind the masks of disability. Read their stories, see masks made by Duluth area brain injury survivors and others throughout Minnesota.  Witness the results of this project that combines art, therapy and advocacy.

“The project combines therapy, art and advocacy to offer a unique look into an often-time invisible injury,” says Speech Language Pathologist Amy Brown-Holappa.   “When a disability is mostly internal, the face people put forward can feel like a mask. The goal of the project is to bring those challenges to light.”

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

Schedule of Events:
6:00-6:45 pm     Reception & Mask Viewing
6:45-7:45 pm     Unmasking Film viewing in Teatro Theater
7:45-8:30 pm     Mask Viewing
8:30 pm             Closing Remarks

Masks to be displayed at Zeitgeist from May 2-12, 2018.

To coordinate interviews, photos, and/or video, contact the media relations team.

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