The Asheville Area Arts Council, in partnership with Buncombe County Artist, Douglas Lail, is proud to serve as the fiscal sponsor of The “Hello My Name Is…” Project!
“Hello My Name Is…” is a not-for-profit community outreach program to break through the social stigma of addiction by focusing on the positive impact of recovery, in the lives of individuals, their families and our community. The work itself is a collection of portraits and personal recovery stories of people recovering from alcohol, drugs, mental health and other life challenges. These original portraits and stories are NOT FOR SALE, nor is there a fee to participate in the program.
A professional artist since 2007, Lail began concentrating on portraits in 2014. The idea for this project grew out of Lail’s own recovery experience and his desire to address social issues through his work.
“My mission with this project is to paint the light that I see in the mirror as well as the light I see in the people in recovery around me.” – Douglas Lail
|The Asheville Area Arts Council in partnership with the River Arts District Business Association is proud to serve as the fiscal sponsor of the One Neighborhood Project! The One Neighborhood Project brings young people from surrounding neighborhoods of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) into the RAD artist studios for a variety of arts and cultural learning experiences.
The program is offered at no cost to participants, and provides creative opportunities that are fresh, exciting, and engaging in ways that go far beyond conventional in-school learning experiences.
Participants in the One Neighborhood program enjoy visiting with a variety of artists in their unique, culturally rich environments and learning their craft and techniques. The learning is experiential and hands-on with an emphasis on process, rather than product, allowing the participants to engage deeply in an artistic medium of their choice. The series of sessions are led by professional artists in small groups or one-on-one, with each session lasting 1-2 hours.
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