From our talented friend and artist, Amy Kerr

For Immediate Release


Portraits and essays addressing how we are more than our mental illness, health diagnosis, disability or life situation.

January 24, 2023, Gloucester, MA—From January 21st through February 25th the traveling exhibit I Am More can be seen at the Northshore Mall in front of Macy’s. The exhibit features pastel and colored pencil portraits by Gloucester artist Amy Kerr, accompanied by essays written by the subjects describing how they are more than their life challenges. This is the third I Am More exhibit hosted by Northshore Mall, and this year new portraits address surviving Covid, growing up with Alopecia, coping with hearing loss and tinnitus, cultural differences in dealing with mental illness, depression in the clergy, and coming out as gay as a teen.  The exhibit will include mental health resources and emergency number cards, and for the first time will include Spanish translations for all of the essays.

“Amy Kerr’s I Am More project is combining art and personal storytelling in a unique and powerful way, to bring the issues of mental health awareness out of the shadows and into public spaces to engage communities and start conversations,” says John Rosenthal, Founder of PAARI (Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative), Friends of Boston’s Homeless, and Stop Handgun Violence.

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