Auction and Dinner–Thursday, May 28, 2015
At the AOR Auction and Dinner at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on more than 20 pieces of original artwork that have been collaboratively created by teams that pair talented client artists and professional artists. Featuring a live auction with unique items as well as a silent auction of all artwork created in the program, the entire evening highlights the fact people can recover from mental illness with the appropriate. Stay Tuned for more details on how to purchase tickets!
The Art of Recovery (AOR) is a nonclinical program offered in which client artists collaborate with professional artists to create original artwork. Artistic mediums include, but are not limited to watercolor and oil paintings, collage, sculpture, mixed media, and photography.
AOR’s purpose is to 1) Raise critically needed funds to support services for individuals with severe mental illness and emotional disorders and limited financial resources., and 2) Reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness. Revenue is generated from the sale of artwork and through corporate sponsorships. Artwork completed within AOR will be displayed and sold at the final Art of Recovery Event on Thursday, May 28th at Harbor Events and Conference Center in Portsmouth.
There are no “rules” regarding how teams collaborate provided individual participants are satisfied. On occasion, trained SMHC staff assist teams in defining the nature of their collaboration–where artwork will be created, how often participants expect to meet, transportation issues, etc. In addition to providing ongoing support, SMHC hosts optional monthly “coffeehouse” meetings to provide opportunities for all participants to share their AOR experiences with one another.