To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.
Our newest exhibit is now open!
Honesty features art created by residents and staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center here in Lemont. This year, the exhibit includes artwork created by single artists, while others created in collaboration. The viewer is invited to touch some artworks, and to contribute to others. New this year, too: on many artworks, the viewer will find a short description or illumination of the art.
Honesty will be open for public viewing at the Lemont Center for the Arts from July 13 through September 2, 2012. Art therapy at Timberline Knolls helps in the recovery of women and adolescent girls who are struggling with eating disorders, trauma, addiction and other related issues.
“Honesty is the first step in the 12-step recovery process and that’s why this exhibit is so meaningful for our residents,” said Melissa Rocchi MAAT, LCPC, ATR, clinical program development coordinator and manager of expressive therapies at Timberline Knolls. “Art therapy allows our residents to express themselves without using words and it helps them see things about themselves they didn’t know existed. It also helps with processing emotions they may be struggling with, so they can begin to heal.”
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls located in Lemont. It offers treatment for eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Many residents use art therapy to explore inner issues. It’s a safe way to express strong and sometimes sensitive or destructive feelings. It can be used for stress and anxiety management, to enhance communication between individuals and groups and to explore change.
Lemont Center for the Arts is located at 1243 State Street, Unit 101 in Lemont. Hours for the center are: Friday noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.