Friday, June 6, 2014
The South Carolina Department of Mental Health's (SCDMH) Art of Recovery program is pleased to unveil more than 80 pieces of client art at the Upper Lance Hall of the Circular Congregation Church in Charleston, as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
The Art of Recovery highlights the talents of individuals receiving services from SCDMH and the role that art can play in the recovery process. The program seeks to not only empower clients, but also educate the public about, and dispel the stigma associated with, mental illness. A widely acclaimed program, the Art of Recovery received the 2006 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the arts, the highest arts honor in South Carolina.
The exhibition features works from 37 artists from across South Carolina, including Charleston, Greenville, Beaufort, Spartanburg, Columbia, Florence, Lexington and Rock Hill. Many of the works on display will be for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artist.
The Circular Congregation Church is located at 150 Meeting St. in Charleston's Historic District. An opening reception was held Saturday, May 24. The exhibition is free and open to the public daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will run through Sunday, June 8.