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Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

November 18, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Ian Thomas, Compensation, 2011
Slab build, molded earthenware, slip, mixed media. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Join us for the reception on November 18, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, with a 3:00 pm Panel Discussion (included with Museum admission) on Expressive Arts Therapy entitled “Discovering Compassion Through Art: Art Therapy in Community.” Our guest panel features experts in the field of Expressive Arts Therapy: Associate Professor Karen Estrella, PhD, REAT, ATR-BC, MT-BC, LMHC, Lesley University; Michaela Kirby, Lesley University; Lauren Leone, ATR-BC, LMHC, fiber artist and art therapist; and Michelle Napoli, William James College.*Made possible by The Hamilton Company and Rockland Trust
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Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art will feature 33+ works created by 14 contemporary artists, with an emphasis on the topics of anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, and PTSD. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness has on society, and how the arts can encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment. The project also examines links between mental disorders and artistic tendencies through the inclusion of artworks made by those who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses and those who have not. The exhibition includes innovative art expressions rooted in traditional craft materials, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships among craft and painting, sculpture, and installation art. This traveling exhibition was organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.


November 18
April 22, 2018
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