Tallgrass Recovery is proud to present the first Student Recovery Art Show, to continue the conversation on how addiction touches all of our lives.
Opening night, May 27th, at Exposure Gallery 401 N. Philips Ave in beautiful downtown Sioux Falls. The show will run through May 29th 2016.
Telling the Story of Addiction and Recovery with Art
The Student Recovery Art Show, led by Tallgrass Recovery, is a community-based partnership designed to bring together diverse groups of individuals from all demographics to establish a dialogue on the struggles of addiction and the beauty of a life of recovery. Art is a powerful tool to initiate discussion of difficult issues like addiction. At Tallgrass Recovery, our vision is to help individuals and families suffering from alcohol and drug addiction get their lives back; a life they never imagined possible. By combining art and our vision at Tallgrass Recovery we have created a community based discourse displaying the effects of addiction and how individuals survive the disease. This event strives to reduce stigma, educate the public, and provide an outlet for students and community members to express their experiences with addiction.
It has been theorized that individuals who suffer from substance abuse affect at least 4 to 5 people due to their addiction; often these are children. With more and more adolescents coming into recovery, whether it is the individual who suffers from the disease of addiction, or it is a family member, friend, or loved one, we wanted to make sure each person knows they are welcome to participate in this program.
The Student Recovery Art Show is the outcome of the student’s efforts in exploring addiction and recovery and what it has looked like in their lives. They were challenged to put down self judgement of their artistic abilities and be open to the creation as it unfolded.