Cuyahoga Falls, OH, February 3, 2020 – Every twelve weeks, Western Reserve Hospital rotates art displayed in their Healing HeART Exhibits located in the Infusion department and outside of New Choice Pharmacy. Artwork created by Sharetta Howze, a local artist whose work primarily consists of stripes of hope and splashes of healing, is currently featured in the exhibits.
Her collection, Create to Cope, is inspired by individuals fighting through trauma and disability and dedicated to her artist brother Deshaun Kimbrough who passed away due to colon cancer in December of 2018. Through this collection, Howze has been able to healthily navigate the grief of the first anniversary of her brother’s passing through creativity, from sorrow to peace.
She fights through the adversities connected to traumatic brain Injury, the pain of Fibromyalgia and inflammation and nerve dysfunction of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. For her, art is therapy.
Howze is an artist, and founder of Hidden Tr3sures: An organization that focuses on maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit through creative expression. A survivor herself, she established Cr3ative Expressions Brain Injury Support Group, is the coordinator for the Northeast Ohio Healing Arts Alliance and an instructor of Creative Coping, Writing and Poetry at Urban Ounce of Prevention Services.