2019 Recovery Award
2019 Award Recipient Jim Arter
The Recovery Award recognizes efforts by community members who have worked to promote recovery and end stigma about mental illness. The annual award honors individuals, groups, or organizations whose work opens doors for people living with mental illness so they may have a true place in the community. We honor these individuals by bestowing a cast replica of the Recovery sculpture created by artist, Stephen Canneto.
The 2019 Recovery Award will be awarded to Jim Arter
Jim Arter is a Columbus based visual artist, educator, painter, sculptor and avid gardener. He was the Associate Artist for the Community Arts Education Program of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and co- founder of the Children of the Future program, an arts based after school program for inner-city youth ages five to twelve. Jim is one of the original designers of the Art for Life art auction that benefits Equitas. In 2012 Jim was a finalist for the Jefferson Awards and in 2011 he was inducted as a Living Legend in Who’s Who in GLBT Columbus. Jim is the recipient of the 2009 Ohio Art League Centennial Anniversary Honoree, recognizing 100 people for their outstanding contributions in support of the visual arts in Ohio. In 2008, Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus “Forte Award” to a person whose life has been dedicated to the arts and to making community a better place for all to live and work.