Monday, May 11, Capitol Rotunda, 1-6 pm
Rosecrance, a teen substance abuse treatment center based in Rockford, Ill., launched this traveling art display of painted and decorated shoes to tell stories of addiction and recovery. On display through May 22.
Traveling Art Exhibit "In My Shoes" Tells Stories of Addiction and Recovery
Rosecrance, one of the country's leading teen substance abuse treatment centers, launched a traveling art exhibit to help parents understand teens' points of view about pressures they encounter and how they are faced with the potential to use, and abuse, substances. Developed by teen patients “In My Shoes” displays shoes that have been painted and decorated by teens to tell their stories about substance use. From shoe selection to showcase, the process of creating shoe art is a meaningful experience because each shoe is unique and tells a teen’s story about addiction, recovery, and most importantly, their hopes and dreams for the future.
“In My Shoes” will open to the public on May 11, 2015, on the first floor Rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol at 2 E. Main St., Madison, WI, where it will be on display until May 22. The exhibit’s stop in Madison coincides with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s National Prevention Week (May 17-23), an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.
Visit rosecrance.org/inmyshoes or call 312-245-0147 for more information.
Dates and Times:
May 11: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
May 12-21: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays; 8:00 - 4 p.m. weekends
May 22: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.