Art Display

Photo: “Within the Chaos” by Ndolo, 17. Part of the Under the Surface series, In a New Light, Northwest Passage, Ltd.

Under the Surface – A Photographic Journey of Hope and Healing

Water has the power to heal and restore. This power is on display in an exhibit of images created in a therapeutic program for troubled children in northern Wisconsin. The exhibit, “Under the Surface – A Photographic Journey of Hope and Healing,” is currently showing at the Stoughton Public Library through November 20.

The underwater images were taken by clients in a residential treatment program called Northwest Passage, which is based in Webster, Wisconsin. The photography program is suported by Wisconsin Sea Grant. “We find our kids are able to relax in water in ways they’re not able to on land,” said Marceleen Mosher, communications director for Northwest Passage. “They’re able to capture an extraordinarily beautiful look at something seen by so few. They’re able to focus and heal.”

In addition to photographs, the students wrote stories and poetry describing their experiences or feelings about the images. The result is a powerful exhibit on the healing potential of the natural world.


For more information visit In a New Light: Under the Surface photography program, visit

For more information about the great work at Northwest Passage, visit

For more information and for information about hosting this exhibit in your community, contact Anne Moser at