THE ART OF DESTIGMATIZATION – 

July 30, 2021 – FRANKLIN — Amy Adams has the same name as the Hollywood superstar actress, but not the fame.

Instead, Adams is focused on sending the message that there’s no stigma tied to mental health challenges associated with drug addiction. She’s doing it with her new public art installation, “I Am Here.”

It will go on exhibit publicly starting Saturday on the front lawn of the First Congregational Church in downtown Natick, and will remain there for several weeks. Adams gave the Daily News a sneak peek on Wednesday as the installation sat in the driveway at her home in Franklin. She and her husband will load it into the family car, and take it to Natick in time for Saturday’s 11 a.m. dedication.

The work displays two human figures made of concrete — one seated on a bench, another standing nearby — and a dove, also made of concrete.

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