“While I agree that addicts should be treated as people suffering from a lethal condition and not as criminals, I think that it is also as important to present addicts as human beings who make sometimes make decisions with terrible consequences.”
The free showcase featuring portraits and personal backstories of recovering addicts will be on display in Parish Hall at the Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Homeless, stressed and dealing with a family crisis, the woman hardly seemed a goddess when she entered the Neil Dobbins Center in Asheville. But for drug-and-alcohol counselor Lori Greenberg, this woman would become her muse. This May, Greenberg founded the Aurora Studio & Gallery for artists struggling with mental illness, addiction and homelessness. She hopes to open the studio sometime next year in the River Arts District. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)