WHAT: Mariners Inn will host an opening night reception for the exhibit, the “Art of Transformations.” The exhibition is supported in part by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Detroit Recreation Department. The event is free and open to the public. Art will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Mariners Inn programming and the artist. WHO: This exhibit features work by the talented residents and alumni of Mariners Inn.
WHEN: Opening reception: Monday, July 15, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Exhibit will be on display to the public through July 31.
WHERE: Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
WHY: The Mariners Inn Art Therapy program aims to use the creative arts as a mechanism for healing. The men involved in the art therapy program are given the tools they need to produce paintings, drawings, sculptures and more. Our trained art therapist works with the men both individually and in groups with the goal of helping them to express themselves through their work, and to talk with the men about their emotions and concerns. Open studio hours are available for the men who wish to work on their artwork for longer periods of time.
ABOUT: Mariners Inn, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to helping homeless men who want to be free of addiction and live a life filled with dignity and purpose. Services include: residential substance abuse treatment, transitional housing, family counseling, alumni support, literacy, GED, computer classes, vocational training, peer support services and permanent housing assistance. For more information visit www.marinersinn.org.