In the Loop
Panel Discussion

Creative Apparitions: The Creative Mind Through Stroke

  • Date & Time
    • Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Description

    J. Fredric May is a former photojournalist and filmmaker. In 2012, he suffered a major stroke that left him legally blind and subject to extraordinary hallucinations. This life-changing event altered his artistic vision, opening up an entirely new visual style. May’s fragmented and compelling images reveal an artist seeing the world and making art after stroke.

    Join us for a panel discussion about the effects of stroke and creativity. May will discuss how his medical experience has informed his art, and how his art has also played a role in his recovery. He will be joined by a panel of experts from the UF Department of Neurology and the UF Center for Arts in Medicine.

    His exhibition, Apparition: Postcards from Eye See You, will be on display June 26 - September 16, 2018 at the Harn Museum of Art. 

    Presented in collaboration with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine, Harn Museum of Art, UF Health and Creative B.

    And don't miss:
    Health Professionals’ Program
    Healing Apparitions: A Conversation for Medical Professionals on Effects of Stroke Expressed through Art
    Friday, July 20 
    6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. panel
    This panel discussion for health professionals features May in conversation with UF neurologists and stroke experts.

    Part of Creative B, funded by the Office of the Provost.

  • Links
  • Venue
    Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
    Room #
    Chandler Auditorium
    3259 Hull Road
    Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Website