The New Day Campaign, First the Pain


 Area 405 is proud to be a part of the New Day Campaign, a series of 15 exhibitions and 60 events throughout the Baltimore region.

This initiative uses art to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction, making the world a more healing place. Together we can show where stigma ends and healing begins. Join us this fall.

November 14th - December 20th 2015

What pain looks like when one is suffering with mental illness or addiction, or affected by a loved one’s hurting, and what flows from that pain. How might we find a place of compassion to become part of the solution rather than contributing to the suffering?

 First the Pain II features a new and immersive video and sound installation by Phylicia Ghee  and new and existing works representing the theme through drawing, painting, print making, and photography by artists Jenna Kahn, Michelle LabonteAshley Minner, Nicolette Norman, Lydia PettitAlyse Ruriani,Emma Jo Shatto and Laura Weiner

First the Pain II Opening Reception & Intrepid IPerformance 

and Opening Reception

November 14, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Opening Reception for First the Pain II is part of the Healing Experiences Series and includes a performance of Intrepid I. 

Listen In with ellen cherry: COMBAT
November 21, 6:00 - 9:30pm

Presented and recorded before a live audience, song-and-story-alchemist ellen cherry brings her webcast “Listen in with ellen cherry” into new territory, exploring the topics of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and healing through music,…

Listen In with ellen cherry: WAR ZONE
December 5, 6:00 - 9:30pm

Presented and recorded before a live audience, song-and-story- alchemist ellen cherry brings her webcast “Listen in with ellen cherry” into new territory, exploring the topic of intergenerational trauma in the city of Baltimore through music and…

Intrepid II Performance
December 6, 5:00 - 7:00pm

In conjunction with the exhibition First the Pain II, New Day Campaign’s resident healing artist, Phylicia Ghee, performs and presents others in performing Intrepid, a full-body drawing and healing experience about letting go and letting in. 

gallery hours will be posted here and on our facebook page  and are also by appointment