“Working my Recovery” by Josephine T. was awarded second place in the Mixed Media category. As a client in our ElderCare program, Josephine was very active in the art studio. Josephine’s artwork related to her recovery because “it was a fight, and it will always be a fight.”
For his piece, Glenn R. created an old-fashioned, formal document to serve as proof that he owns his recovery. The “deed” includes his signature and two personal symbols, showing that he made a commitment to himself. The two symbols are the planets Earth and Venus because he claims dual citizenship. “Deed of Ownership” received an honorable mention in the Mixed Media category.
The festival showcases the artistic achievement of individuals in recovery from addiction. The Recovery Fine Arts Festival is sponsored by the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and Friends of Recovery New York (FOR-NY) each year during September in conjunction with National Recovery Month.