The Weight on My Shoulders

  • Dates: June 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: Drinking Gourd Gallery
  • Venue: Southeast Regional Library
  • Location: Garner
  • Address: 908 7th Ave, Garner, NC 27529
  • Phone: 919.627.4994
  • Admission: Free


Drinking Gourd Gallery presents “The Weight on My Shoulders” to highlight the pervasive, but often overlooked issue of men’s mental health. This group exhibition seeks to shed light on the challenges faced by men coping with mental health issues, particularly within the context of civilian and veteran life. Featuring paintings, drawings, photography and video, this artistic showcase will offer an exploration of the shared struggles, psychological stressors and resilience found within these diverse populations. The exhibition will run from June 1 through June 30, 2024, at the Southeast Regional Library in Garner, commemorating Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. The library is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.