Hidden Truths Project’s (HTP) annual art exhibit and fundraiser for epilepsy research is now in its 6th year and taking a fresh approach. In 2017, Hidden Truths, the Mind Unraveled will become, 1:26 The Art of Epilepsy. 1 in 26 individuals will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Despite the many advances in the field of epilepsy, this oft-hidden disability is wrought with misconceptions leading to stigmatization of those living with this condition. The focus of the event remains to raise awareness of epilepsy, to educate the general populace on the truths of this condition, to abolish the barriers and stigma associated with this diagnosis, and to accelerate development of therapy options for people living with the challenges of epilepsy.
In 2016, the annual art exhibit continued to generate buzz, drawing from a larger community of local and international artists with epilepsy. The work of this talented group of individuals led to three permanent installations of The Art of Epilepsy in Memorial Care Imaging Centers in southern California. Art has become a bridge to unite people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and political and religious beliefs to create understanding surrounding the mysteries of this condition.
The 2017, 1:26 The Art of Epilepsy will be held at InVision in Newport Beach, California on September 16. Hidden Truths Project is extremely pleased to announce this year’s beneficiary will be CURE| Citizens United in Research in Epilepsy. CURE’s mission is to cure epilepsy; to transform and save millions of lives through the funding of cutting-edge research, challenging scientists across the globe to collaborate in pursuit of this goal. CURE’s dedication to research, raising awareness about the prevalence and devastation of the disease, and collaborative spirit aligns with the HTP goals in support of this annual event. For more information please contact Dr. Julie Thompson-Dobkin or if you are an artist with epilepsy interested in participating, please fill out Application for artists.
Photography by Anthony Brigance-Cook