Paul McMillan

Painted for the Empty Chairs Project

Awarness Campaign
"Empty Chair"
(painted for the Empty Chair Project to raise awarness)
20" X 24"
Oil on Panel
No. 216
I was asked to create a painting with the subject of an empty chair to be included in “The Empty Chairs: Loss after Suicide”, a community art project made to raise awareness about suicide and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service of Ithaca, NY.
 
In addition to my painting, the exhibit features eleven chairs made by people who have lost a loved one to suicide The mission of the show is to create visible and meaningful symbols of grief and loss after suicide.
 
Thank you for the oportunity to support such an important organization, Paul McMillan

More Information Below:

The show will be on display from September 4th to 25th, 2009 at the CSMA Gallery, 330 E. State Street in downtown Ithaca. The opening will take place on September 4th during Gallery Night of Ithaca, from 5 to 8 pm.

Did you know that suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and that more people die by suicide than by murder or traffic accidents?

Learn more at The Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service: www.suicidepreventionandcrisisservice.org
The Crisisline: Free, confidential crisis counseling offered 24 hours a day at 607-272-1616 or 1-800-273-TALK.
Lee-Ellen Marvin
Director of Interactive Theatre
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service
607-272-1505; spcsroleplayers@verizon.net

The CrisisLine of SPCS -- 24 hours, 7 days a week - 272-1616
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