Heroin & Healing

Heroin & Healing

Kent County Arts Council, Raimond Arts Building
101 Spring Ave., Chestertown MD, 21620
March 2 - March 31, 2018

An exhibition project about how the opioid epidemic and hurting go together, and what we are doing to make things better. Heroin & Healing features art by seven individuals (Elisif Bruun, Peter Bruun, Phylicia Ghee, Michelle Labonte, Mark V. Lord, Anthony Ness, and Sharon Strouse) whose works touch on a spectrum of experiences and perspectives related to emotional pain and substance use: its causes and consequences. Weaving throughout is an exploration of what we might do individually and as a community to seek healing for ourselves, and help make things better for others. 

Sponsor: Kent County Arts Council
Partner: REACH: Prevention, Education, Advocacy Center at Washington College; Maryland Coalition of Families; Kent County Behavioral Health & the Opioid Intervention Team; Eastern Shore Psychological Services; Chester River Wellness Alliance; and Herbal Alchemy.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday to Friday Noon-6pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon-4pm

Related Events

Opening Reception: "Heroin & Healing"

Kent County Arts Council, Raimond Arts Building
March 2, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00pm

Part of Downtown Chestertown's "First Friday" exploring Chestertown’s vibrant Arts & Entertainment District, the Kent County Arts Council (KCAC) opens its next exhibition, Heroin & Healing, a New Day Campaign project curated by Peter…

Gallery Talk "Heroin & Healing"

Kent County Arts Council, Raimond Arts Building
March 3, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Join artist and curator Peter Bruun and other artists featured in the exhibition Heroin & Healing for a conversation about their works and the themes raised by the exhibition.

Trauma, Art, & Healing Part 1: Community Conversation

Hynson Lounge, Washington College
March 4, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Part One of a two-part event about the many paths to healing in the face of trauma or other challenges. For "Part 2: Healing Experience" information and reservations, go here. (No reservation required for "Part 1: Community Conversation.") The…

Trauma, Art, & Healing Part 2: Healing Experience

Hynson Lounge, Washington College
March 4, 2018, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Space is limited for the Tea Ceremony and advance reservations are required -- go to this link to make a reservation. Part Two of a two-part event about the many paths to healing in the face of trauma or other challenges. For "Part 1: Community…

Elisif's Story: Film & Discussion

Norman James Theater, Washington College
March 30, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30pm

A screening of a 36-minute long video version of an art installation created by Peter Bruun about the life and passing of his daughter, followed by a public discussion with the artist and curator about his piece and the founding of the New Day…

Sharing/Informing/Healing: an Open Mic Experience

Garfield Center for the Arts
March 31, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00pm

A community-oriented event sharing a wide ranging spectrum of experiences and feelings related to the opioid epidemic specifically and addiction generally. Rich in fellowship and hope, the event features music (featuring Kent County's own…

Closing Reception: "Heroin & Healing"

Kent County Arts Council, Raimond Arts Building
March 31, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00pm

A closing reception for the exhibition "Heroin & Healing" with a reflective conversation with the curator, Peter Bruun. This event immediately follows Sharing/Informing/Healing: an Open-Mic Experience at the Garfield Center for the Arts.

Featured Instagram

Every now and again, an artist deeply touches you... the experience transcending mere interest, pleasure, or delight. Such has been our experience of @phyliciaghee , whose performances mine a deeply spiritual place of profound connection to something so much larger than our every day... to a place of wholeness, presence, and healing. Our #ndcartistoftheweek is Phylicia Ghee, who has been a fixture as an artist for the New Day Campaign since we began in 2015. Our Resident Healing Artist in 2015, Phylicia has presented several extraordinarily powerful performances over the past several years, and will be a part of our activities again in 2018 in a yet-to-be-determined healing arts workshop as part of our programming for “Heroin & Healing,” an exhibition we are presenting with @kentcountyarts . You can see more of Phylicia at her website at https://phyliciaghee.carbonmade.com. #artheals #healingandart #itsanewday #ndcitsanewday

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