"In a New Light: Healing Waters" exhibition planned
WEBSTER/LUCK - In a New Light is a therapeutic nature photography program at Northwest Passage, a Frederic-based nonprofit offering residential mental health services to youth.
For over three years, In a New Light has harnessed the therapeutic power of artistic expression, nature immersion and intensive photography skills training to provide participants with transformative experiences of healing and empowerment.
To date, over 400 young men and women have participated in In a New Light, and their work has been seen by over a million people around the United States and abroad through exhibitions, press coverage and the Web. Most recently, In a New Light was showcased at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, the Darkroom Gallery in Los Angeles and Target Field in Minneapolis. A Wisconsin Public Television feature about this program is scheduled to air in the spring.
Café Wren’s “In a New Light: Healing Waters” exhibition features new works by young artists from all Northwest Passage programs. This selection of works centers on the theme of water. Since the program’s inception, the artists have naturally, instinctively turned their lenses toward water. As a photographic subject, water is more alive than it is inanimate.
Always moving, always changing, it expresses infinite nuances of character and emotion. The In a New Light artists quickly learn that when they focus on water with a quiet mind and a keen eye, photographs reveal themselves. However, the magnetic draw of water is deeper than its role as a photographic subject. Rivers, lakes, streams and ponds are soothing voices, reassuring counselors amidst the chaos. The young artists are invariably drawn to these quiet shores and peaceful currents for the same reasons we all seek the comfort of healing waters.
Learn more at www.inanewlight.org and visit the In a New Light Gallery in Webster, located a mile south of Webster at the intersection of Hwy. 35 and North Bass Lake Road. – with submitted information