Sunday, May 01, 2011

daily visual journal pieces exhibited through june...

some of my Daily Visual Journal pieces are on display in an exhibition of work by 3 art therapists. The exhibit is called "Pathways to Healing" and is showing at St. Johns Van Elslander Cancer Center located at 19229 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

Here is the information posted about the exhibit:
Art Therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals of all ages. Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in the creation of Art is healing and life-enhancing, making a difference in people’s lives.

Art Therapy at the VanElslander Cancer Center meets monthly for a two hour open group workshop. Anyone who visits The VanElslander Cancer Center is welcome to attend and share in the art making. It is lead by Jane Spaulding, a licensed counselor and art therapist. It has become a friendly gathering where companionship and personal support enhance the creative process. "I want our art makers to use the colors and creative thoughts they experience in art therapy to replace the worries and anxiety brought on by illness and every day stress". Art Therapy at Van Elslander Cancer Center presents the opportunity for everyone to find their creative soul through art materials and friendly support.

Kelly Darke, MEd and Margaret M. McGuinness, MA, MEd, ATR are Art Therapists using art making as a healing pathway to resolve challenges in their personal and professional lives. As artists, we create visual images of situations confronting us; these can be difficult or easy, serious or light-hearted – every area of life is open for interpretation through art. These images can be built on to develop a strong body of work, which can be shared with others as another form of art therapy.

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