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Healing in the Riverway: New Photography from Northwest Passage

Thursday10/229:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday10/239:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday10/2410:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday10/251:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Healing in the Riverway features artwork by the youth of Northwest Passage and can be viewed in the River Falls Public Library Gallery September 30 – October 31, 2019. The closing reception will be October 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop in and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa.

About Healing in the Riverway
Healing in the Riverway is a collection of photos from Wisconsin’s most cherished waterways, from the St. Croix River to Lake Superior. Bringing to light our most important and sensitive aquatic life in astonishing art is only one part of the story, however. The photographs in Healing in the Riverway were taken by participants in a comprehensive mental health treatment program for youth at Northwest Passage in Webster, Wisconsin.

The science and art, the exploration and play, the voyages and the photographs are together a testament of hope and renewal for the photographers. With Healing in the Riverway, the program participants and staff of Northwest Passage hope to inspire a broader recognition of the irreducible connections between ecosystem and mental health.

Northwest Passage is a residential treatment and assessment program for children learning to navigate their lives while coping with the struggles of mental illness. From its genesis in 1978, Northwest Passage programming has focused on blending traditional mental health treatment with arts and nature-based therapy. Though the problems facing children and teens have evolved since 1978, the fundamental needs for self-respect, trust, relationships and steady guidance remain the same. And while Northwest Passage has grown in size and sophistication, it has never lost sight of the foundations all children need to be successful. By investing in the lives of marginalized youth, Northwest Passage is influencing and changing how mental health is ultimately treated and viewed. The transformations seen are no less than extraordinary.

Event Details:

Event Category: Arts & Culture
Event Features: Free Event Handicap Accessible Indoor Event
Event Type: Performance, Readings and Exhibitions
Age: All ages
Admission: Free


River Falls Public Library
140 Union Street (Library Lower Level)
River Falls, WI 54022 United States


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