“The Beginning of Something Great,” created by Jonathan Mattoon.
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“The Beginning of Something Great,” created by Jonathan Mattoon.

HCRS to host art show at 118 Elliott

BRATTLEBORO — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Southeastern Vermont's community mental health agency, announced today that they will be hosting a multidisciplinary art show at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro during the month of April.

The artwork comes from talented artists, both classically trained and outsiders alike, who are part of the HCRS community. The show is expected to represent more than 50 artists who are employed or served by the nonprofit agency.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, featuring live (1)music performed by Shishka Bob and Gary. Light refreshments will be served.

HCRS welcomes the community to join them at the opening reception to celebrate creative expression through the arts. The community is also welcome to view the artwork during the following open hours at 118 Elliot: Fridays (April 14 and 21) 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays (April 8, 15, and 22) and Sundays (April 9, 16, and 23), noon to 4 p.m.

The annual show is coordinated by HCRS Case Manager Jonathan Mattoon, who also offers art wellness for the people he supports.

“We're excited to be hosting our fourth annual art show this year,” he said in a news release. “Art can be a very powerful tool for self-discovery and growth, and through meaning, give people an opportunity for greater connection in the community. The opportunity for these artists to display their work is one more step in achieving wellness and sharing with the community.”

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