September 10, 2015 – September 20, 2015

Drummer Girl-300dpi (1)Opening Reception: September 11th, 5pm – 8pm
Panel Discussion: September 19th, 3:30pm – 5pm

Aurora Studio & Gallery is proud to announce, Aurora; A Healing Light, a group art show, featuring the work of nine of its emerging and experienced artists, Sept. 10 – 20 at the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) Gallery.

The community is invited to an opening reception on Friday, September 11th, 5 – 8pm which will feature keynote speaker, Rita Zoey Chin, author of Let the Tornado Come (published by Simon & Schuster). Ms. Chin will be discussing creativity, and the healing process, as it pertains to wellness and her lived experience with panic disorder. Her presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.  (Ms. Chin will also be reading from her book Thurs., September 10th at 7pm at Malaprops).

As part of the exploration of art and healing, there will  be a panel discussion held on Saturday, September 19th, from 3:30 – 5pm also at the Asheville Area Arts Council. The discussion moderated by Dr. Daniel Johnson, M.D., and will include artists from Aurora Studio and as well as other area artists, who will discuss the link between the arts and their own healing process.

Aurora Studio & Gallery offers a supportive art studio for artists in recovery from mental health needs, addiction and/or homelessness. This collaborative exhibit offers a wide range of visual art; from outsider to abstract and expressionism.

Guests will see that there is a light that shines for everyone visiting this exhibit.