“The act of creating is healing”
ACEky artists provide art-making opportunities to people in jails and recovery centers, and to graduates of recovery centers. Writing poems, telling stories, acting, painting, drawing, composing music or shaping clay opens possibilities for exploring and expressing thoughts and feelings in ways that can support personal development.
Our aim is to help each participant learn to commit to the arts for stress-relief, self-expression, and as a means for communicating that will help them create community relationships and to sustain their goals of recreating life in significant ways.
ACEky 2021 Projects
Our projects will involve art-making activities facilitated by our teaching artists to promote empowerment and self-development among people who are currently serving time in southeastern Kentucky jails and recovery centers.