Honoring those working with addiction, recovery
BRATTLEBORO- In connection with the exhibit “If she has a pulse, she has a chance,” the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents three events having to do with addiction and recovery: a talk by photographer and recovery coach Michael Poster on November 29; a reception honoring and thanking community members who support individuals and families in recovery on December 4; and a panel discussion on the state of addiction and recovery in the area on December 13.
On Thursday, November 29 at 7 pm, Poster and BMAC director Danny Lichtenfeld will discuss Poster’s work, which is featured in the exhibit “If she has a pulse, she has a chance,” on view at BMAC through January 7, 2019. The exhibit consists of photographs and stories of people in recovery, whom Poster has gotten to know through his volunteer work at Turning Point of Windham County. Throughout his career as a documentary photographer, Poster has created portraits of communities, often spending years getting to know his subjects and developing the trust required to take their pictures and record their stories. Poster’s previous projects have included documenting life in a Pennsylvania town thrown into upheaval by gas fracking and on Basin Farm, a messianic community in Bellows Falls.
On Tuesday, December 4 at 4:30 pm, BMAC invites one and all to a celebration of the many people and organizations who provide vital support to individuals and families in recovery. This event will include live music, refreshments generously provided by Vermont Country Deli and The Porch Too, and a guided tour of the exhibit, “If she has a pulse, she has a chance.”
Finally, on Thursday, December 13, at 7 pm, BMAC hosts a panel discussion on the state of addiction and recovery in the area. Dr. Geoff Kane, chief of addiction services at the Brattleboro Retreat, will moderate a discussion with panelists Susan Avery, of Nar-Anon; Lt. Adam Petlock, of the Brattleboro Police Department; Susan Walker, of Turning Point of Windham County; and Kurt White, of the Brattleboro Retreat.
All three events are free and open to the public. For more information visit www.brattleboromuseum.org. To see some of Poster’s photography visit his website at www.michaelposter.com.