Michael Kalmbach has a serious passion for helping people in his community through art. He worked at the Delaware College of Art & Design, there he founded the New Wilmington Art Association, an organization that organized exhibitions of contemporary art in Wilmington’s vacant retail spaces. In 2011 Michael developed and opened the Creative Vision Factory in downtown Wilmington, which fosters the creative potential of individuals on the behavioral health spectrum in a studio art environment that cultivates integration with the local community through a program of exhibitions, workshops, and communal workspace.
Really quickly my drug use went from something that was creative and social, to something that was completely dark. It owned me, it governed me.