ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- Vladimir Konstantinov was once one of many famous faces on a great Detroit Red Wings team.
Now he's the most famous face on a team of people who are making the best of what was originally a bad situation.
Like Konstantinov, these teammates have all suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Konstantinov's came in June 1997, just six days after the Red Wings snapped a 42-year Stanley Cup drought, when a limousine he was riding in crashed.
And like Konstantinov, these teammates have all found a new path in the world of art.
Konstantinov will welcome people to view his artwork for the first time at an exhibition Thursday night from 7 until 9 p.m. at Gallery U in Royal Oak (310 West Fourth Street, near the Royal Oak Music Theater).
"He has been at home working with someone who also had an art background," said Susan Miller, marketing and admissions director for Universal Institute and Gallery U Michigan. "As a way to kill time and to make his day productive, she s...