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Portraits Of Light: A Loving Look At Drug Addiction

Gormley Gallery and Theresa Clower

Artist Theresa Clower lost her son Devin to an opioid overdose. To cope with the loss, she created in graphite a portrait of him, that felt like connecting with him. Then she reached out to 40 other families bereaved by addiction, and made portraits of the loved ones they had lost. She tells us about her exhibit ‘Into Light: Through Art, Honoring Those Who Have Died From Drug Addiction.’ She talks about her process, how it helped manage her grief and why creating this body of work was so important to her. 

For information about the local exhibit at Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame University Maryland,visit this link.

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