EUDAMONIA: Sasha Meret and Michelle Neifert

September 5–December 2, 2023
Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2023  5:00–7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Abstract painting, color blotches in teal, peach, gold, pink, and navy.

Diamond Girl by Michelle Neifert. Acrylic on canvas, 20x20, 2023

Credit: Penn State

Cultivating mindfulness, acceptance, purpose, skill mastery, and positive relationships, or “Eudaimonia” is a state of well-being, very different from the feeling of pleasure deemed as “happiness.” Artists Michelle and Sasha, who live with a disability, have connected to this positive and divine state of being, authenticity, meaning, virtue and growth through their art practice, inspiring their own state of eudaimonia, as well as to that of others who hear their story.

sculpture of human with extended wing in place of an arm. Figure wrapped in various fabrics, painted white and then accented with gold. Embedded in outer edge of wing are several gold balls

Angelic Decay by Sasha Mere

Credit: Sasha Mere

September 23, 2023, marks the 50-year anniversary of the Rehabili­tation Act of 1973. This is the first civil rights legislation that mandates an equal playing field for people with disabilities in the United States.

Special Thank You to Deborah Rabinsky for her curatorial support.