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Client artists recognized at annual arts festival

We are pleased to announce two members of the Odyssey House Art Project were honored at the 2021 Recovery Fine Arts Festival. This year’s theme was “Owning our Recovery.”

“Coyote” by Albert S. earned the third-place award in the Mixed Media category.

Albert S. grew up in Canada and is an official member of the Cree Indian Nation. “I have always been creative, no matter where I was living. I work in any media, whatever is available. My image ‘Coyote’ is made with fabric and thread. It shows the coyote in his safe space, a desert landscape.”

“Fight Your Demons” by Cory S. earned the third-place award in the Painting category.

Cory is from upstate New York. He is a prolific painter, finishing multiple canvases before he graduated from Odyssey House. He often worked on many paintings at the same time. About this painting, Cory said, “When things were going bad for me, I would walk the streets for hours. I actually would see the demons I have in my paintings.”

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.

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