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Problem Gambling Awareness Art Show

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Date(s) - 06/27/2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Artspace 304 announces a new exhibition, Problem Gambling Awareness Art Show, opening
Thursday, June 27. The exhibition showcases the “Are You Really Winning?” an art competition
with the goal of bringing attention toward problem gambling. The contest called for submissions
from resident high school students and adults across Illinois.
Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced the
award recipients in early June. IDHS’s Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery
(SUPR) works with providers to expand outreach and to raise awareness about the harms
associated with gambling. The art competition program is part of the new “Are You Really
Winning?” Campaign.
Award recipients:
● Adrienne McConkie, Sycamore, IL, for the painting, titled “Finding Help”
● Pamela Penney, Oak Park, IL for the textile installation, titled “Send Help”
● Mackenzie Hulke, Normal, IL for the photograph, titled “Addiction”
The exhibition will be traveling across the state, with the first stop being in Carbondale, IL at
Artspace 304. Please join us for the reception on Thursday, June 27 from 5-7pm. We will have
refreshments as well as a opening remarks by IDHS’ Jim Wilkerson.
This event is free and open to the public. Event parking is available in the First Christian Church
parking lot, located on W Monroe St and S University Ave in Carbondale, IL. For more
information on exhibitions, programming and events, please visit
If gambling has become a problem for you or someone you know, call 1-800-GAMBLER. Help is
also available through the website and by texting GAMB to 833234.

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