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MAY 03-28 MAY

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but images of recovery from mental illness transcend any lexicon. For 15 years, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has showcased art that goes beyond language to offer a precious glimpse of the journey to recovery.

The 15th Annual The Art of Recovery Exhibit opens Friday May 3 at PONSHOP Studio and Gallery in Fredericksburg, Virignia. The Opening Reception from 5-9 p.m.

“The Art of Recovery provides an opportunity for individuals living with mental health challenges to combat stigma and align with the community in promoting recovery,” said Amy Rippy, coordinator of Kenmore Club, RACSB’s day program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. “Artists from across the state participate in the annual art show. RACSB is fortunate to benefit from statewide participation and the exceptional partnership of artists Gabriel and Scarlett Pons.”

Kenmore Club sponsors the exhibit, which honors the role creativity plays in mental wellness.

“This is the eighth year that PONSHOP has hosted The Art of Recovery exhibit,” said Gabriel Pons. “We applaud the participating artists for their willingness to share their artistic journey with the public and look forward to their voices being heard.”

The exhibit coincides with National Mental Health Month and will be on display through May 27.