Hope and Healing: The healing power of art

hope and healing

The Arts Council is proud to sponsor an event that brings about awareness to addiction recovery and mental health issues because art can still flow even in times of darkness. Carin Fausett, the featured artist has received honors and invitations to speak from some of the top museums in Utah. The Springville Museum of Art, The LDS Church History Museum, and Brigham Young Univerity's Museum of Art. She received her BFA in 1995 from BYU with an emphasis in Fine Art and Sculpture. Since she started out with hearing and sight loss, it was difficult for her to connect to the world. Art became her way to communicate. Because of this, Fausett recognized the isolation that her sons experienced with addiction. One of her sons, after years of battling addiction, gave up the secrecy by posting his entire story on Facebook. Later, he created a painting about the weight he released and the hope he gained. Hope is vital; it is the reason The Resurrection Exhibit was created. To give hope to recovering addicts, their families, and friends, on August 14 from 7-9 p.m., artwork produced by those in recovery will be on display at Cottonwood Heights City Hall and available for purchase. Come and support their bravery and hard work. Everyone has been touched by addiction, but not everyone understands. This is a perfect opportunity to learn. Along with original artwork by those in recovery, 12 paintings about The Steps created by Fausett will be displayed. Prints of her artwork will also be available. 

Tiffany Young Fletcher, a well-known speaker and author of Mother Had a Secret, will be speaking about how to turn trials into triumph.  The world is full of difficulties and turmoil. As we silently suffer our individual trials, we can feel lost, forsaken and alone. But we are never alone. There are people all around us who have weathered the storms that we are weathering at this very moment. Tiffany shares ways that we may draw hope from each other's light. We are not alone on this earth. We are all connected so that we can help and serve one another. Break free from the cycle of silence and live. Tiffany broke free from the cycle of silence that was destroying her family and told the world her story.

Join us for a night of real art with real meaning hosted by the Cottonwood Heights Arts Council and supported by some of the best recovery programs in the state. Representatives from each program will be there to answer questions and offer Hope, Help, and Healing.

2019 Annual Art Show
2019 Art Show
The Arts Council is excited to sponsor the annual Art Show to be held at the Cottonwood Heights City Hall. A reception for all artists and the community to view the artwork and network with the community will be held on October 3rd from 7-9 pm.  The Art Show and reception are free to the public. To view exhibit guidelines and fill out an application, click the following link: