On Friday night at Oh My Word in downtown Sioux Falls, several paintings will be on display during the Student Recovery Art Show. Roosevelt freshman Jonathan Ekberg lost his cousin to a drug overdose. He's battled depression since but says painting is giving him an opportunity to express himself.
"There's a lot of kids that think it's cool to do drugs. They think that they're cool and popular if they do it. You're just going to get hooked onto it and it's going to ruin your life," Ekberg said.
The art show
runs Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oh My Word on Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls.
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High school students are tackling difficult topics like drug addiction and recovery with art.