Artist uses creativity as therapy

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As both an employee and alumna of Sioux Falls’ Tallgrass Recovery, Joan Zephier is familiar with the pain of addiction and the journey to recovery.

Tallgrass is a drug and alcohol recovery center that operates under the 12-Step approach and focuses on the importance of a supportive community. Zephier has been in recovery since December 2007 and has worked for the organization in numerous capacities since then.

“Everybody does a bit of everything here,” Zephier says. “I did marketing. I did the radio program. Now I work in admissions, working with guests.”

But her greatest contribution to the recovery community is off the clock.

The Recovery Art Show is an annual event, developed by Zephier and hosted by Tallgrass. Much of the initial inspiration for the show was sparked by a book Zephier stumbled upon, titled “Addiction and Art” from Johns Hopkins University Press…

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