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Engage in some Idol worship
Engage in some Idol worship

Coming clean from drug and alcohol addiction is not so much about quitting a habit as it is finding a replacement for it. For Jarrett Terrill, the replacement was obvious: art. Though he's been into photography since he was 14, the 26-year-old Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale student took up painting a year ago to aid in his recovery from substance abuse. With influences ranging from celebrity photographer Herb Ritts to the classic forms of Greek mythology, Terrill's work is a combination of portraiture and abstract imagery. The subjects in Terrill's photographs are partially undressed (or altogether nude) to reveal their underlying personalities -- or they're dressed as wood nymphs and placed next to giant mushrooms, invoking more fantasy than emotion. Terrill's paintings, on the other hand, express pure emotion, conveyed through lines and color. His piece Out of the Corners says it all: Terrill's painting himself out of a corner. An exhibit of Terrill's works runs through August 28 at the Stonewall Library (1717 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Call 954-763-8565.

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