Doors To Recovery: Art Exhibit Connects Families Facing Addiction

Jul 29, 2015

Artown is drawing to a close this week, but Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that the community impacts of one project, the Doors To Recovery exhibit, will extend far beyond the month-long festival.  

You may have seen some of this year’s 26 doors scattered around Reno, displayed in galleries, restaurants, even City Hall. Their designs run the gamut—some are tagged with spray paint, others embellished with stained glass or tile. Despite their aesthetic differences, the doors all touch on themes related to addiction, recovery and hope.

Coming up in September, they’ll go up for auction at the Nevada Museum of Art to raise money for local prevention efforts. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss spoke to Stacie Mathewson who founded the project last year, along with her volunteer coordinator Julia Picetti who recently lost her 24-year-old daughter Jane Aubrey to addiction.