The Art of Loss – 

June 19, 2020 – “I have such a deep compassion for their situation,” she said, showing other faces she’s captured. “This is Vanessa, and that’s Timothy.”

The pieces will be displayed at an exhibit in Asheville this fall aimed at removing the stigma of opioid addiction.

“Because we’re putting a human face on this epidemic, it has a lot of power,” she said.

“Into Light” is underwritten by Dogwood Health Trust.

Clower’s looking for more submissions to add to her exhibit. In particular, she’d like to draw more people of color to show the opioid crisis doesn’t discriminate.

“So, this is the very first portrait,” she said, showing a drawing of her late son Devin. “It definitely brought on a lot.”

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