Several Macomb County Walgreens will transform into art galleries over the summer to display photographs taken by children under the protection of domestic violence and sexual assault shelter, Turning Point.
The idea was born after children attended a three-day workshop with famed photographer Monte Nagler and art therapist Michelle Figurski. Turning Point provided the children, ages 8-14, with cameras and the opportunity to express their feelings photographically.
Through the Eyes of Our Youth was the resulting display of raw emotions captured in pictures.
“The kids who end up under our protection have been on an emotional rollercoaster, not to mention relocating away from their friends,” said Turning Point CEO, Sue Coats. “Through photography, they find a way to express their feelings.”
Walgreens agreed to donate all the paper supplies needed, and will display the traveling art exhibitions at seven Macomb County locations, including 21 Mile and Card, throughout the summer. There will be also be a smartphone code on the poster where people can donate to Turning Point right on the spot.
“This partnership between Turning Point and Walgreens is a great example of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community,” said Erick Eplin with Walgreens.
The exhibit will appear at the following Walgreens on the dates listed below from noon to midnight:
June 4 - June 18
13700 Canal Rd (& Schoenherr), Sterling Heights, 48313
June 18 - July 2
39040 Garfield (& 17 Mile), Clinton Twp, 48038
July 2 - July 16
15267 E. 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, 48026
July 16 - July 30
21211 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores, 48080
July 30 - August 13
25015 Little Mack Ave (& 10 mile), St. Clair Shores, 48080
August 13 - August 27
56805 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp, 48316
August 27-September 10
21790 21 Mile Rd (& Card), Macomb, 48044
For more information on Turning Point, visit www.turningpointmacomb.org.