What We Do – Art
Meetings take place in a facility resembling a multifaceted art gallery, helping people triumph against addictions. Vivid paintings, colorful masks and photographs line the center’s walls, all created by people in Artisans-sponsored recovery programs.
“When someone is doing art, like baking a cake or painting a picture, time stands still, and it’s no longer work,” center director Joey Supina said. “Art seems to put people in a position where they can feel more comfortable”. Supina, is a person in long term recovery for over 44 years , would know about art’s healing powers better than most. “Art has transformed my life,” said Supina, who worked as a professional artist before heading up Artisans with his wife, Mary, in 1996.
“It was presented to me back then to bring art and recovery together. Art has changed my life and broadened my horizons. I thought that it would do the same for others”. Supina’s guidance isn’t limited to people who visit the Sandusky Artisans center downtown. To reach more people, he travels to jails, prisons and schools, teaching troubled youth and others about art and its powers of recovery. “People who use art as therapy learn to live life,” Supina said. “That’s how we live in the solution, and not live in the problem”.
What We Do – Recovery
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
We offer support meetings seven days a week: AA, CA, NA, HA, NAMI, SOLACE, WHAM and more. Contact us for meeting updates.
Through peer-to-peer counseling — where one person passes on their experiences of recovery to another — the center provides unrivaled camaraderie.
“Just about everyone today knows someone who has either successfully combated addiction and mental health issues or is in need of help; we welcome anyone here”. Joey Supina, Executive Director S.A.R.C.C.
“We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” ~ unknown