A face with big blue eyes stares out from the canvas, marred by tears and a bright pink X where a smile should have been. The young girl, without a voice or a sense of place, is another casualty in the aftermath of a loved-ones addiction.
The story is one of many illustrated by life-sized colorful canvases, shadow boxes and words of remembrance, to highlight the art exhibit, From Pain to Hope.
The exhibit opens May 13 in the lower level gallery of the Crooked Tree Arts Center in downtown Petoskey. Its supported by a grant from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.