The Mariners Inn Residential Program was invited back to the Detroit Institute of Arts for another season of gallery tours, arts, and crafts. Bob, the case manager, took a handful of our gentlemen to the DIA for four straight weeks in May of 2012.Each visit to the DIA started with a different gallery tour. Some of the galleries that they were able to visit were the Native-American art gallery, the African-American art gallery, and the Egyptian art gallery. After each tour, they would then go to the DIA Art Studio and work on arts and crafts with the DIA Art Teacher, Mr. Vito. Mr. Vito showed the consumers woodworking, painting, print making, and paper macheing.
The consumers really enjoyed themselves and had a great time. They all were able to learn something that was new to them, as some of our consumers have lived in Detroit their entire lives and had never been to the DIA before.
Going to the DIA also taught the consumers a valuable lesson and that is that they can really have fun in recovery. Mariners Inn would like to thank the staff of the DIA and will look forward to attending another tour soon