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November 30, 2012

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1 previous review
June 14, 2011

Awakenings has brought me from a sheltered state to one that I can communicate freely with other like minded individuals. The shows we have are great to show off the fine arts side of the Project. more

November 30, 2012

The Awakrnngs Project has meant so very much to me. Coming out of partial brain removal in 2003 , I was quite reserved to say say the least.y mental illness had taken over my being. I came over to the Awakenimgs Project aroun 2006. It has meant all tje very being of my inside expression. Havimg beem an art major in college, I did bave a bit of formal knowledge though bundled up inside and me being dased and confused(sorry for the saying). The Awakenings Project helped me to blossum back to my artistic roots amd also helped in my socialising, too. Still a part of the project, it makes me want to be a light to others suffering from menal illness as I do. Without the Awkenings Project I would have never been better off!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 14, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

Awakenings has brought me from a sheltered state to one that I can communicate freely with other like minded individuals. The shows we have are great to show off the fine arts side of the Project.

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I've been able to sell my artwork for the first time.

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If I had to change Awakenings, I would provide more successes in grant money.

October 25, 2012

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1 previous review
June 16, 2011

The Awakenings Project is an amazing group of artists that empowers those living with mental illness. I have spent an afternoon with the artists in studio and I felt honored to be creating alongside f... more

October 25, 2012

Amazing. I love the Awakenings Project and am so grateful for all those that they help through art. It is a beautiful Project that everyone could benefit from. I look forward to partnering with the Awakenings Project in the Future! Irene and crew you rock!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 16, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

The Awakenings Project is an amazing group of artists that empowers those living with mental illness. I have spent an afternoon with the artists in studio and I felt honored to be creating alongside fellow artists. I am an Art Therapist and firmly believe in the creative process of art making. Creating artwork can connect you to your true self and soul and is very healing. They are amazing and we are blessed to have them in our area.

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aspects of my professional and personal life.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them procure more funding or partner with an area developing art therapy organization ; )

February 2, 2011

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February 2, 2011

The Awakenings Project was co-founded by one of the 3 co-owners of Gallery Trio, Irene O'Neill. She has helped Robert Lundin, the founder, to keep it going for nearly 15 years already. Here at Gallery Trio, we have had several of the Awakenings artists exhibit in our gallery, alongside many other talented local artists, and the caliber of the work is right up there with the best of them. Awakenings has helped dispel some of the stigma against people with mental illnesses by showcasing the talents of some incredible artists, introducing them to the community at large, to other artists, and to patrons of the arts. They have developed quite a following, with their website www.awakeningsproject.org and facebook group. The other 2 co-owners of Gallery Trio commend The Awakenings Project for all the good work they all do, cooperatively.

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seeing the impact they have had, with much good press, spreading the word that people with mental illnesses are people first, and artists first.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to have more time to get involved.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

How much hard work the artists do to spread the word, they travel all over the state of Illinois and beyond, and they support all the arts, not just visual, but also literary, music, and dramatic arts. They help so many individuals, and inform a large segment of the general population about the creative talents of people with mental illnesses.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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