Recovery isn't easy. It begins in a hospital bed and ends when your physical therapist says so. In between is the pain of performing once-simple tasks with increased difficulty, flirtations with despair and moments when getting back to normal feels like a Herculean task.
Being in a familiar, friendly environment helps and some artists and designers specialize in making recovery spaces--from hospital rooms to physical therapy studios--more inviting and conducive to healing. A few of those artists have been through recovery in one form or another themselves, and have created art to help others through the process.
Art Source Gallery is hosting a gala reception from 5-9 p.m. for artists who have used art as part of the healing process at Elks Rehabilitation Center. Therapy will also come in the form of music from Johnny Shoes and beverages from Indian Creek Winery.
Also on display will be art by two new additions to the member-owned gallery, photographer Andy Anderson and mixed-media artist Debi Bonsack.