"Lotus Pond" by Janet Lee

"One artist in particular stood out in the crowd, Janet Lee. Her mother told me Janet’s epilepsy keeps her from creating fine details in her paintings; nevertheless I was amazed at the beauty in her work."
- Ryan Brown, 2014 Recap

Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled is presented by the Hidden Truths Project in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation as an annual fundraiser supporting translational research in epilepsy. This celebration of the arts is designed to showcase the work of artists with epilepsy.

Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled 2016

This year, our fifth annual Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled fundraiser takes place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Gray Matter Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, CA. The art show maintains the spirit of celebration in support of the amazing group of participating artists who live with epilepsy. Art provides 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.


This year's honoree is David Millett MD, PhD, program director at the Hoag Epilepsy Center. He is currently involved in numerous epilepsy-related research studies and educational projects including the use of brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies to analyze epileptogenic circuits in the human hippocampus and the cortical control movement with colleagues at USC and UCI. Dr. Millett is also completing a book on the role of electroencephaolography in the historical development of neuroscience, and he is developing a Web-based Atlas of EEG for training and education.

Calling All Artists!

We are accepting submissions until July 1, 2016, for the 2016 Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled art show. The application is open to all artists with epilepsy and there is no entry fee. We accept acrylics, oils, drawings/pastels, watercolors, sculptures, digital works, and mixed media. Selected pieces will be featured and on sale at the 2016 Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled art show on October 8, 2016. Apply today!

About Grey Matter Museum of Art

Gray matter, the part of the cerebral cortex responsible for perception, emotions, memory, decision-making, higher cognitive function, now afflicted by a state of discord reflected through the art. Art becoming the visual representation of subconscious experiences defying words or conventional understanding.

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