“When people used to ask me what I do for a living,” Aleksandra Stone said, “I used to respond with a whisper … I have finally begun to come to terms with the word ‘artist’ and how it applies to me.” What makes a person an artist? Self-identifying is as good a place to start as any, and, happily, Stone is there. Perhaps “activist artist” is better still, because she uses her art to discuss mental health issues. She said “learning to tap into the power that comes with that word. People tend to really stop and listen. I am an artist, hear me roar.” Dividing her time between Louisville and New York City, Stone is currently having her second solo show at garner narrative. The opening reception is during the Aug. 5 First Friday Trolley Hop from 6-9 p.m.