One of Gannon’s best-kept secrets is the Schuster Art Gallery, located on the top floor of the Nash Library, featuring pieces by both student and community artists throughout the year. Currently at the Schuster Gallery is an exhibit titled, “The Art of Well-Being,” sponsored by Stairways Behavioral Health and created by Center City Arts.

Stairways serves the Erie community by providing mental health services to people of all ages. One of these services is Center City Arts, a studio on West 26th Street providing a place to create art as therapy for those recovering from mental illness and their caregivers.

“The Art of Well-Being” features eight discs of  fused glass created by members of Center City Arts, each representing one of the eight dimensions of wellness: physical, spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, financial and environmental. Also featured are other pieces by members of Center City Arts, including pottery, paintings, drawings, photography and jewelry.

The exhibit runs through April 10 and is open to all visitors. Following “The Art of Well-Being” is “PostSecret-U,” sponsored by Active Minds at Gannon University, featuring real secrets from members of the Gannon community submitted anonymously on postcards.

   – Photography by Zak Westfall