MILLER’S GROVE PUBLIC ACCESS

Utilizing the media critical eye of video art, the community based objectives of public access television, and the personal orientation of the 1990s, Miller’s Grove Public Access explores personal experiences with mental illness to deconstruct stigma. By humanizing symptoms and providing a platform for healthy self expression, the on-going project aims to dispel harmful ideologies keeping individuals from getting the help they need and deserve.

Miller’s Grove Public Access’ main initiative is to create a safe space for marginalized artists to produce personal and impactful work. Using older videography methods and re-used materials with a DIY sensibility, the project aims to be as accessible as possible. Eliminating the need for high quality visuals and intricate production values will allow artists to focus on their message while still creating work in a unique style.

The project was created in 2018 by video artist, Sophia Gordon-Stevens to explore the struggles and symptoms commonly found in bipolar I. Currently, three shows from Miller’s Grove Public Access are being curated by The Crappy Magic Experience.

FACEBOOK * VIMEO CHANNEL * INSTAGRAM


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CURRENT PROGRAMMING

“SUCCESS UNTO YOU!”


“HAPPY STREET PUPPET PALS”


“HOLY HOUR”


“THE JOY OF COOKING FOR ONE”


 
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Miller’s Grove Public Access is honored to be the May 2019 winner of the Awesome Foundation Disability chapter grant! You can read the official announcement here.


 

EXHIBITION RUNS FROM 09/07 - 10/27

The first Miller’s Grove Public Access exhibition will be held in the Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse (Nashville, TN). The September lineup + exhibition opening reception is September 7th, 2019 from 6pm - 9pm. On October 5th, 2019 we’ll have our second lineup of new shows with a reception!


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Miller’s Grove Public Access announced its first ever call for submissions in May, 2019! Though the deadline for the September + October 2019 exhibition has passed, the project will begin taking submissions on a rolling basis in November. These shows will be added to our Vimeo Channel and will have the chance to be shown at future exhibitions.

If you have a story to share and want to help in the fight to end stigma, keep your eyes peeled for an official announcement for new submissions!