Release Date: February 1,2022

Summit County Probate Court and Community Support Services Display Art Through Curated Courthouse Show

Curated Courthouse previews art for the event Art in Recovery

January 31, 2022 (Summit County, Ohio) – Summit County Probate Court presents art from Community Support Service (CSS) highlighting works from their Expressive Arts Therapy Program at the Summit County Courthouse from January 30, 2022, thru February 25, 2022, as part of the Curated Courthouse. Client artwork will be available for auction at CSS’s Art of Recovery event on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Akron Art Museum. For more information, visit www.cssbh.org.

Community Support Services provides healthcare and hope for adults living with severe and persistent mental illnesses in Summit County. Curated Courthouse provides respite and representation throughout the courthouse bringing awareness of both local professional and community artists to the public eye.

“Many clients of CSS use the Expressive Arts Therapy program to express ideas that might be difficult to put into words,”  shared Michael Gaffney, Director of Marketing & Development for Community Support Services. “Utilizing the creative process and the resulting artwork, therapists help clients explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.”

Funding for Curated Courthouse is provided through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight Arts Challenge with matching funds from other local foundations:  The Akron Community Foundation, The Richard S and Alita Rogers Family Foundation,  Peg’s Foundation, Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros, Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation, Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial  Foundation, Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Foundation. 

The Summit County Court House is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 209 S High St, Akron, OH 44308.  The Atrium is located on the first floor of the Summit County Court House outside of the Probate Court.  Current Covid 19 protocol requires masks in all Summit County buildings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. 

For information regarding this exhibit or Summit County Probate Court’s Outreach Program, please contact Lisa Mansfield at (330)643-7346, lmansfield@suymmitohioprobate.com.