Art is Theme of Art Show at Inside Out

Traverse City Record Eagle. November 16, 2012 by Marta Hepler Drahos. 

Kory Stevens loved to draw and paint before the accident that changed his life. Now he’s using art to help in his recovery. “If you can’t express what you feel (in words) you can do it through art,” said Stevens, of Thompsonville, one of scores of northern Michigan residents with works in the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health exhibit, “Art of Recovery: The Human Journey.”

The show opened Nov. 7 in the Outre Lounge at InsideOut Gallery and continues through the month. It features about 100 works in a variety of genres and styles, from “Plantation Road,” a painting of an azalea-and oak-lined drive by an anonymous mental health social worker who suffers from depression, to “My Revival,” a collage of words, sentences, phrases and lyrics by a woman who struggled with anorexia and drugs.

Together the works tell the story of recovery, from accident and alcoholism to cancer and chronic pain. Read the full article.