To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.
For the third consecutive year, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and the Lemont Center for the Arts are hosting a special exhibit featuring the artwork of Timberline Knolls’ residents and staff. The exhibit, titled “Honesty,” will be open for public viewing at the Lemont Center for the Arts from July 5 through August 25, 2013.
At Timberline Knolls, art therapy is used to help in the recovery of women and adolescent girls who are struggling with eating disorders, trauma, addiction and other related issues. Art therapy allows for expression without using the spoken word; it helps with processing emotions and allows individuals to sometimes see something about themselves they didn’t know existed.
“I treasure the opportunity to support our residents in creating something brave, truthful and meaningful,” said Brittlyn Riley, LPC, ATR, art therapist at Timberline Knolls. “It’s a profound experience to witness the creation of something that often times, has never been shared. These artists are wonderfully courageous.”
Honesty is the first step in the 12-step Principles of Recovery, which is one of treatment approaches used by Timberline Knolls.
The Lemont Center for the Arts serves as the Art & Culture Commission headquarters and provides classes and workshops to all residents of Lemont and the surrounding area. The Center also presents exhibits by local artists and art groups. The 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.)