Friday, October 6, 2017

‘The Art of Recovery’ opening reception

‘The Art of Recovery’ opening reception

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- An opening reception for three exhibits that embody the art of mental illness, disabilities and addiction and recovery will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Denison Art Space in Newark (23 West Church). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jonathan Vega at 740-587-6325 or visit

The first exhibit, "Songs in the Key" by artist Timothy Buckwalter, is composed of several new wall pieces based on records that he listened to at key moments in his life. He views the objects as a kind of Top Ten. Each piece is a digitally printed canvas about the size of a record album. Also in the exhibition will be a small selection of recent works loosely based on his interest in music. Buckwalter lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is the director of Exhibitions & Marketing at the National Institute of Art & Disabilities (NIAD) in Richmond, Calif. He currently is a Mellon Arts Across the Curriculum artist-in-residence at Denison.

In conjunction with "Songs in the Key," the second exhibit titled “Caption” features artwork from Buckwalter’s organization NIAD which celebrates the diversity of artists with disabilities and offers studios, workshops and professional development. As part of the exhibit, Denison students created artwork in response to the work by NAID artists.

The third exhibit, "The Art of Recovery" by Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties, recognizes the talent of community members who live with mental illness and addictions and the role creative outlets such as art can play in the recovery process.

The exhibits will be on display from Tuesday, Oct. 10, to Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Denison Art Space in Newark. Denison Art Space in Newark is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and by chance or appointment.

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