The Art of Recovery is a program that was established by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health in 2001 to highlight artwork created by mental health patients statewide. Its goal is not only to help the artists, but to help the public better grasp what they are going through.
Sue Perry, the program’s coordinator, says her artists see their work as a means of communication within the healing process. “I’ve been told by the artists that sometimes when there’s not words to express yourself, you can express yourself through the art,” she says.
Part of Piccolo Spoleto.