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Between Two Extremes

Between Two Extremes

Between Two Extremes

What are the extremes? What is in between? This exhibit explores mental health and wellness and translates feelings into visual art that is beautifully haunting, provocative and hopeful...through the eyes of our Summit County youth.


The Between Two Extremes exhibit was originally imagined by the Summit High School (Breckenridge, CO) chapter of the National Art Honor Society in the fall of 2019. The text provided in collaboration with the exhibit focuses on the redefinition and illumination of mental health. Mental health is in constant flux and can oscillate between extremes of positive and negative. The work presented gives gallery visitors from both near and far, the space to destigmatize mental illness together and to start the conversation about prioritizing mental health in today’s busy world. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Craig Walsh + Hiromi Tango’s Woven Spaces, Breckenridge Creative Arts and Building Hope Summit County.


Summit High School (mailing address)
PO Box 7
Frisco, CO 80443

Summit High School (physical address)
16201 CO-9
Breckenridge, CO 80424

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  • Between Two Extremes

    Between Two Extremes , Created by the Summit High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society in collaboration with Breckenridge Creative Arts and Building Hope Summit County

    01 May 2020 – 01 Sep 2020

    ENGLISH: (PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR SPANISH) What are the extremes? What is in between? This exhibit explores mental health and wellness and translates feelings into visual art that is beautifully haunting, provocative and hopeful...through the eyes of our Summit County youth. The Between Two Extremes exhibit was originally imagined by the Summit High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society in the fall of 2019. The text provided in correlation with the exhibit focuses on the redefinition and illumination of mental health. Mental health is in constant flux and can oscillate between extremes of positive and negative. The work presented gives gallery visitors from both near and far, the space to destigmatize mental illness together and to start the conversation about prioritizing mental health in today’s busy world. Between Two Extremes is presented in collaboration with Craig Walsh + Hiromi Tango’s Woven Spaces, Breckenridge Creative Arts and Building Hope Summit County. This exhibition certainly seems more relevant now than ever. We are all living through difficult times during this COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, with recent tragic events that have taken place in our community we hope that the exhibition provides inspiration, hopefulness and an opportunity to imagine a more vibrant time; because we know better days are ahead. Have you ever thought that your imagination and being creative could do wonders for your health? If there was ever a time for art...now is that time!! The current situation we are dealing with can be very stressful. With a worldwide pandemic, quarantine, distance learning, and so much sadness and concern for the future, whether young or old, we all could use a little art therapy. May is Mental Health Month. Our happiness, physical health, and emotional well-being are all directly connected to our mental health. Supporting your mental health can come in many shapes or sizes. Whether it be taking 5 minutes a day to meditate, giving a hug to a friend who is sad, hiking a mountain, reading a book, reducing stigma surrounding mental health, becoming educated on mental health resources, or just breathing… all these things can support your mental and thus physical and emotional well-being. Everything is connected and to support your mental health, really means to support all of YOU. Summit County is initiating a pledge to support your own mental health for the month of May. What motivates and drives your happiness and emotional well-being? What supports your mental health? Please consider making a pledge to support your mental health and wellness: Please click or cut and paste the following link for the Building Hope I PLEDGE initiative to improve your mental health: https://buildinghopesummit.org/get-involved/i-pledge Please enjoy the Between Two Extremes virtual art exhibition. It is the first of its kind for our incredibly talented Summit High School student artists. We hope that the show provides you with some inspiration, hopefulness and an opportunity to imagine a better time. Because most certainly this, too, shall pass and there will be better days ahead. For a list of Summit County mental health resources, please click or cut and paste the link below: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=eec01218c5&attid=0.9&permmsgid=msg-f:1665154842837471366&th=171bd181d7595086&view=att&disp=inline SPANISH: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18hYNUnVB7bZOHz98Qwh1xNrv7LDILR_du37hDp8uvf8/edit

    latest works

    • Amelia Carleton

      Page 52, Between Two Extremes, 2020
      100 x 80 cm (h x w)
    • Lucy Fiedler

      Drowning in Perspectives, Between Two Extremes
      144 x 96 cm (h x w)
    • Brendan Callahan

      Sunrise n Stairs, Between Two Extremes , 2020
    • Matthew Shaffer

      Paradise, Between Two Extremes , 2019
      144 x 96 cm (h x w)
    • Courtney Brown

      Too Much Dwelling on What Has Been, Between Two Extremes, 2019
    • Ella Eland

      The Gift of Creativity, Between Two Extremes, 2019
      144 x 96 cm (h x w)
    • Caroline Fischer

      Dead Main, Between Two Extremes, March 2020
    • Ella Eland

      PANDEMIC, Between Two Extremes , 2020
      102 x 68 cm (h x w)
    • Ella Eland

      Between Two Extremes, 2020
      2D Mixed media
    • Taylor Ash

      Eyes of the World, Between Two Extremes, 2020
    • Payton Ferrari

      Gobble Gum Goblin, Between Two Extremes, 2020
      144 x 104 cm (h x w)
      Colored marker
    • Lily Young

      Bright Ideas, Between Two Extremes, 2019
      144 x 94 cm (h x w)
      watercolor
    • David Lopez Hidalgo

      Untitled, Between Two Extremes, 2020
      2D Mixed media
    • Celene Casillas

      Ellie and Carl, Between Two Extremes, 2020
      165 x 100 cm (h x w)
      WATER COLOR, Black Ink
    • Alina Cospolich

      Calm Waters, Between Two Extremes , 2020
    • Cali Luetkens

      My Grandfather, Between Two Extremes
    • Kayla Hanson

      Arctic Love, Between Two Extremes, 2019
      70.6 x 89.6 cm (h x w)
    • Cali Luetkens

      Dog in the Clouds, Between Two Extremes, 2019
    • Cali Luetkens

      Dominick, Between Two Extremes, 2019
    • Cali Luetkens

      Cameron Boyce, Between Two Extremes, 2019
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