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Note to Self – Art Exhibit by OZH Behavioral Healthcare


MAY 7-17, 2024

The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center (OZH) have again partnered to bring a themed collection of submissions by area residents to the West Plains Civic Center. WPCA will host the exhibition of works in the Gallery at the Center from May 6 – May 17, 2024. The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during regular Civic Center hours.

“WPCA is honored to facilitate this art show during Mental Health Month.  Art has long been considered an excellent outlet for one to express themselves,” say organizers.

The 2024 Mental Health month’s art show theme is “Note to Self”. This competition invites area adults (18+ years of age), High School students (9-12th grade), Middle School Students (5th – 8th grade), 2nd grade – 4th grade, and 1st grade and below to provide their artistic interpretation of what that means. All media types are accepted.

Submissions from Caulfield, Licking, Mansfield, Mountain Grove, Mountain View- Birch Tree, Winona and West Plains will be participating in this exhibit.

“Art can provide a creative outlet for expressing and processing emotions, particularly those that are difficult to put into words. This can help individuals to release feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, and promote a sense of emotional release and catharsis.” says Lora Moulds, Community Support Specialist and Art Show Coordinator at Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center.

A Meet-the-Artists event will be held on Friday, May 17th from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery at the Center. The public is invited to attend, meet the artists, view, and discuss the pieces on display.

For more information about the exhibit, contact OZH coordinator Lora Moulds or WPCA at