For Immediate Release
“Seacoast Mental Health Center to host Art of Recovery Dinner and Auction”
Portsmouth,NH, February 9, 2012—On Friday, May 18th, Seacoast Mental Health Center (SMHC) will host the first annual Art of Recovery Dinner and Auction at the Harbor Events andConferenceCenterinPortsmouth.
Formed in partnership with the New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA), the event will feature original artwork created by individual teams of SMHC client artists paired with NHAA members and artists from the community. Working in diverse mediums, including photography, collage, mixed media, and watercolors to name just a few, teams were formed in the summer of 2011.
According to SMHC’s Dina Dudarevitch, the Art of Recovery provides a forum to discuss the role art plays in the individual recovery process for many people.
“Through recovery, which is a process of change, people can improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential—the Art of Recovery reflects that process,” she added.
For NHAA Executive Director Katie Muth, the Art of Recovery represented a unique opportunity.
“It was a way for our members to get involved in the community and create meaningful art,” said Muth. “We are happy to be involved.
In addition to a silent auction, the event will include dinner and an event raffle. Tickets are $75 per person and will soon be available for purchase at www.artofrecoverynh.org.
Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott, P.A. and CGI Employee Benefits Group are lead event sponsors. Additional sponsors include Waddell and Reed, Kennebunk Savings, and C.G. Shaffer.
Proceeds from the event will benefit individuals with severe mental illness. For more information or to become a corporate sponsor, visit www.artofrecoverynh.org, or call (603) 957-5743.
Founded in 1963, SMHC is a state-designated Community mental health center and provides comprehensive psychiatry, counseling, case management and psychological services to residents located within the eastern half ofRockinghamCounty.