19th

July

2018

The Art of Transformation

  • Time: 5:00 PM

The Art of Transformation 2017 was an amazing art project and exhibition that supported the recove...

art-of-transformation

The Art of Transformation 2017 was an amazing art project and exhibition that supported the recovery of many people. Transformation is required in those that are struggling with addiction and in the perspective that the public has about these individuals. The intersection of personal and public transformation is The Art of Transformation. The Art of Transformation 2018, to be held at the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit in July, will provide the opportunity for the residents of Mariners Inn to utilize the artistic genre known as mixed media to mix a wide array of materials and techniques together to create new and different forms of art.

The Art of Transformation will be a tribute to those people who are engaged in the struggle to overcome their personal addiction and free themselves from the addiction’s effects. The goal of the project is to create art works that will bring home to those who might not otherwise understand that recovery from addiction, no matter the substance, is not instantaneous. Most addicts, even those who have been clean and sober for many years, still describe themselves as “recovering”. Additionally, this project provides a means for the men of Mariners Inn to explore the meaning of recovery through a variety of art materials and techniques. The project will give consumers complete freedom to express themselves. A celebratory reception will be held on Thursday, July 19 at the Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway St.

For more information, contact Erica Rakowicz at erakowicz@marinersinn.org or (313) 962-9446 ext. 230.