After seeing my son’s recovery after years of addiction, I knew I had to share the hope. So many people have talked with me about their family and friends. They just want to see happiness, and self worth in their loved one’s eyes again.
“Let Go and Let God” was the inspiration piece that started it all. I knew that others needed to express their victories, and that my series combined with art work from those in recovery would be extremely powerful. Not only for individuals in a program, but also for friends and family who have felt so helpless.
This exhibit is being hosted by the wonderful Cottonwood Heights Arts Council. It will be held at the City Building. The exhibit will run May 1-31st. The opening night will be held on May 5th 7:00-9:00 pm.
(map and directions at end of post)
Participants need to . . .
1) submit their artwork through the link below
(Artwork will need to be delivered to The City Building on May 1st.)
2) make sure their artwork fits the theme of the show
3) have family friendly images, as the venue is public
4) have artwork ready to hang or display
5) 2D or 3D
6) keep the art under 4′ (height, width, depth)
7) images submitted in JPG, PNG, a website, or URL
Submissions accepted: Jan 15 – April 15 at midnight.
1) a recovery program – or a vested interest
2) graduates or clients that are committed to working their program – or personal experience – a reason for them wanting to be a part of the show
3) to select/support participants that have an interest in communicating through art. An art background is not a requirement. Other businesses are welcomed to participate as well.
The Resurrection Exhibit is an opportunity to serve in whatever way feels best for you or your organization.
Service examples include:
– Posting about this exhibit on social media.
– Helping a recovering teen artist to prepare art for the exhibit.
– Advertising The Resurrection Exhibit.
– Become an exhibit sponsor, donating toward the exhibit for teens who would be amazed to realize that they are of incalculable value.
The greatest advocates of recovery have been through their own refiner’s fire, and want to help others who are currently feeling lost, alone, or hopeless. They don’t judge, they don’t shame. But they don’t enable either. These are the warriors and healers that are needed for our youth.
I invite you to click on the link and explore how to give back, or pay it forward.
Feel free to share the love!