The Art of Recovery On Display
May is National Mental Health Month and an art show, opening next week at the Walkerton Tavern in Henrico, features work by people dealing with mental illness.
The Art of Recovery will be on display Wednesday through Saturday of next week from 8am to 4:30 pm. The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. Daniel Rigsby, the county’s Program Manager for Mental Health and Developmental Services says the title of the show speaks for itself.
Rigsby: It’s art work from the residents in the Rappahannock area, as well as Henrico area. All of people who have experienced mental illness in their lives and are finding ways to express themselves through art.
The art exhibit celebrates individual paths to recovery and includes a variety of different kinds of work.
Rigsby: There’s painting, there’s drawings, there is some painting on wood, so it’s a variety of different things and hopefully we’re going to include some written work as well.
Walkerton Tavern is at 2892 Mountain Road.
John Ogle, WCVE News