People share their recovery story through art

Aspire Behavioral Health host The Recovery Project at the Albany Museum of Art./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni 

September is National Recovery Month, and people of all ages took the time to draw, paint or build something that tells their recovery story.

Aspire Behavioral Health hosted The Recovery Project at the Albany Museum of Art on Thursday.

More than 80 artists involved with the organization showcased their work.

This is the first time Aspire had the event, and it helped people be able to talk about what they’ve been through.

“I can open up more to the public,” Marquis Stephens, 14 year old artist, said. “It made me feel happy.”

Painting their story was seen as a form of therapy, and Aspire hopes to have this event every year.

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