Arts Monongahela is hosting a month-long perspective in Morgantown on the opioid crisis within the Mountain State. Attendees can witness visual arts, preforming arts, and literary works to be presented.
Friday night’s show featured over 25 visual artists sharing work representing their own perspectives on the opioid crisis impacting individuals and families across the Appalachia region. Arts Monongahela said they are partnering with many regional recovery and prevention groups and leaders for community engagement fighting the war on drugs.
“We have a unique opportunity here because we are, Arts Mon. Has been around for 20 years. In fact this is our 20th year. So, we have, we’re uniquely situated to this, also being downtown Morgantown. We know it’s not just a Morgantown problem, it’s not just a West Virginia problem, but it is an opportunity for us to hopefully open, open the door a little bit. To encourage that dialogue across community members as well as community organizations that are on the frontlines,” said Jesse Heady, Chairperson of Public Arts at Arts Monongalia
Also, Arts Monongahela said their goal is to create an open forum to visualize perspectives across the community and that they will follow the guidance of recovery and prevention leaders.
To find more about Arts Monongalia and their events check their Facebook page for the latest showings.