Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced today that they will be hosting a multidisciplinary art show at the River Garden (Strolling of the Heifers) in Brattleboro, Vermont, during the month of March. The artwork that will be displayed comes from a vast array of talented artists, both classically trained and outsiders alike, who are part of the HCRS community. The show is expected to represent more than 50 artists who are employed and/or served by the non-profit agency.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 6, during Brattleboro’s First Friday Gallery Walk. The reception, which takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, will feature live music performed by Linda and Pete Simoneaux of Bayou X, DJ DIGIO, and Gary Graff with Jedediah Popp, Jack Heddon, and Ethan Watkins-Hazzard. Light refreshments will be served.
HCRS welcomes the community to join them at the opening reception to celebrate creative expression through the arts. The community is also welcome to view the artwork anytime throughout the month of March, during regular open hours at the River Garden.
HCRS’ CEO, George Karabakakis, Ph.D., states, “We’re excited to be hosting our 3rd annual art show this year. HCRS staff Jonathan Mattoon and Tristan Bridges [shown in photo at last year’s event with Nickie Godin] – whose passion for the arts led them to organize this month-long art exhibition – dedicate a great deal of time and enthusiasm in putting this event on every year. Their commitment to the world of art gives our staff and clients an opportunity to share their creativity with the community. We believe in the therapeutic value of creative expression and look forward to seeing the incredible artwork entered in the show every year.”
Founded in 1967, HCRS is a non-profit, community mental health agency serving Vermonters in Windham and Windsor counties. HCRS serves over 4,000 individuals every year through its mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities programs. The Agency provides holistic care for its clients, supporting them with employment, housing, transportation, and other social service needs. Visit www.hcrs.org for more information.