The Art of Recovery


October 10, 2002, marked the third gallery opening of the Art of Recovery project, featuring the artwork of SCDMH consumers and celebrating their talents and visions of recovery.  Brad Williams of Berkeley Mental Health Center won first place in Round III with his piece titled "Miller's Creek.

Forest scene, first place winner in "Art of Recovery."
  First Place Winner
Brad Williams, Berkeley Mental Health Center

 The Art of Recovery  project is designed to put the spotlight on individuals who live with mental illnesses, and to remind the public that consumers are much more than just a diagnosis.  Pam Collins, Columbia Area Mental Health Center, won second place with her three-piece watercolor series  featuring landscapes.  This series was purchased by Columbia Area MHC to be showcased  at its newly opened Mental Health Center.

      Second Place Award Winner
Pam Collins, Columbia Area


 Like the second round of art, this gallery attracted skilled and creative artists from many SCMDH programs.  Winners for this round were inducted into the "The Order of the Brush" at the October 10 ceremony.  The Order of the Brush includes winners from each round of the Art of Recovery.  Wanda Hall, Spartanburg Area MHC, won third place with her "School Yard Patriotism" mosaic.

Picture set in tiles, third place winner in Art of Recovery


Third Place Award Winner
Wanda Hall, Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center

Many Art of Recovery pieces are for sale.  Call SC SHARE for information, (803) 739-5712, or (800) 832-8032

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The Art of Recovery is partly supported by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

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