The Art Brigade will celebrate “The Art of Recovery” with a special pop-up gallery exhibition that will showcase artistic works by members of the recovery community. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 6, at the Cinderella Theater building.

According to Jim Pajarillo, who heads up The Art Brigade, the event is sponsored by the Williamson Health and Wellness Center in conjunction with the Tug Valley Area CVB and the Southwestern Regional Day Report.

“All of our featured artists will be from our local recovery community which includes counselors, drug court participants and graduates,” Pajarillo said. “Our first pop-up gallery featuring a variety of local artists was held last April and drew a wonderful crowd. We just wanted to continue the series with something that would show the positives and healing side of the opioid crisis.”

He said those attending the event will find a variety of mixed media displays including sculptures, photography, lots of paintings and spoken word performances.

Among the showcased artists will be counselors Kim McClanahan, Alec Elkins, Travis Tomblin and Katherine Ward. Also author Andrea Fekete will do a reading and Taryn Conn will have a photography display, Pajarillo said.

In addition to the exhibitions, the evening will include a meet-and-greet reception with the artists, he continued. Rachel Noe-Maynard will provide music for the evening.

“The last time we had a pop-up gallery people came and stayed for the conversation and atmosphere. Everyone seemed to have a really good time,” Pajarillo said. “We hope to duplicate that feeling with this show.”

The event begins at 6 p.m and admission is free.

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