The Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled is presented by Hidden Truths Project in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation as an annual fundraiser. The two-day celebration of the arts is designed to showcase the artwork of artists with epilepsy. The inaugural event included reproductions of artwork from Dr. Steven Schachter's portfolio of artists living with epilepsy. The event was a huge success, allowing donations of over $10,000 to Epilepsy Therapy Project's work in translational research. It was instrumental in creating an awareness of the incidence and prevalence of this hidden disability, affecting so many individuals in our society. Barriers were broken down, preconceived biases diminished, gaining a wider acceptance and support of this condition.
Thanks to the participation of talented artists’ Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled is now a global movement. Last year 120 artists from around the world living with epilepsy submitted work. Uganda, Australia, the UK, Canada, Ireland, and the U.S. were among those countries represented. Last year’s event, as will this year’s provides resources specifically for ETP’s support of translational research in epilepsy. More than 150 donors and guests joined us last year including members of the local and greater Southern California communities, as well as friends and artists with epilepsy from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
This year, our 3rd annual Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled fundraiser will take place at the DAX gallery in Costa Mesa, California on Saturday, October 11, 2014. We anticipate another great event honoring Dr. Chris Di Giorgio, UCLA neurologist and recipient of an ETP New Therapy grant award. The art show maintains the spirit of celebration in support of the amazing group of artists living with epilepsy. Art providing the educational tool, enhancing societal awareness of this condition. Art speaks a universal language to allow a dialog between the artist and the observer revealing the hidden truths about epilepsy.