In a New Light is a constellation of strength-based therapeutic programs that harness the power of art and nature, and operate under the principles of positive psychology. These programs aim to empower children in residential treatment at Northwest Passage to perceive themselves through a lens of strength and awe-inspiring accomplishments. Through art exhibitions around the United States, as well as worldwide media exposure, our young artists have touched the lives of over one million people to date. By sharing their story, In a New Light gives marginalized children a voice to prove to the world that they are profoundly worthy of society’s investment.
The current In a New Light projects include:
Women of the Valley
This program, exclusively at Northwest Passage Prairieview (formerly known as Passage III), teaches photography and photojournalism training to empower the girls to understand their own “heroine’s journey” through connecting them with the women who shape the history of the St. Croix Valley.
Lakes in New Light
A program at Northwest Passage Lakeshore (formerly known as Passage II), Lakes in New Light seamlessly blends nature photography and aquatic ecology.
Northwoods Wildlife Safari
Exclusively at Northwest Passage Riverside (formerly known as Passage I), Northwoods Wildlife Safari is a wildlife-centered nature photography program. Participants learn complex skills of understanding animal behavior, ultimately allowing them to take stunning wildlife photography.
The Dooskaabi Project empowers at-risk Native American teens with high-level photography skills to tell the rich story of their home, the Lac Court Oreilles Indian Reservation.
THE IN A NEW LIGHT GALLERY
The In a New Light Gallery, located in Webster Wisconsin, is the physical manifestation of the hope and healing experiences of art and nature. The first of it’s kind, the In a New Light Gallery showcases the artwork of Northwest
Passage’s clients who are learning for the first time to navigate their lives based on the talents they hold, instead of the perceptions of weakness thrust upon them by societal norms.
Opened in May of 2013, the In a New Light Gallery serves as a bridge to our community – a public testament to the truly astonishing talents of children and teens who are too often marginalized with the stigma associated with his or her mental illness. The goal of the space is to create conversation, to spread that tiny seed of insight that may one day change our culture.
7417 North Bass Lake Road
Webster, Wisconsin 54893
Monday through Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
“Pick what you Pay” pricing at the In a New Light Gallery
Although the In a New Light Gallery serves as a fundraising mechanism for the expressive arts programming at Northwest Passage, that is not its main purpose. The goal of this space is to spread the mission of hope and healing to as many people as possible. In order to achieve this, the In a New Light Gallery has adopted a unique “Pick your Price” approach to pricing available artwork and retail. Everything within the In a New Light Gallery is listed at cost, and from there a visitor can decide how much they are able and willing to donate in exchange for the item – knowing that any additional funds go directly into the expressive arts program to put cameras and art supplies into the hands of our young artists. When spreading your mission is the primary goal, great things are bound to happen.