Come Celebrate the Life of Local Artist/Musician Michael Artrell Barber and National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, at 1 p.m. July 9 at the Portsmouth Public Library, Churchland Branch, 4934 High St. West Portsmouth. Participants will learn healthy ways to de-stress with art and music at this event.
Crystal Barber, Michael’s mother will talk about her advocacy and her now deceased son’s personal story dealing with depression and helping others cope with this debilitating disease.
Participants will be given instructions on basic drawing lessons from local artist and professionals. Art supplies and refreshments will be furnished.
For more information call (757) 770-2971 or at email@example.com. Donations accepted for the Michael Artrell Memorial Fund at any Towne Bank. A portion of the proceeds will go to NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness.