Art and its therapeutic uses are highlighted in the new exhibition in the Community Gallery at the Columbus Museum of Art. In Art & Therapy: The Therapeutic Benefits of Art we highlight how local Columbus hospitals, community groups, and private therapy practices use art and art therapy to aid in mental and physical treatment and recovery. The career of Don Jones, a founding member of the American Art Therapy Association, will be shown in a documentary, alongside his own artwork. Work from Zeller & Associates private counseling and art therapy, will highlight art therapy as it is incorporated into traditional therapy practices. Pieces from HomeReach Hospice Expressive Arts Therapy illustrate the process of offering support to terminally ill patients and their families. Selections from the Goodwill Columbus Art Studio & Gallery show the unique work of adults with disabilities. A small display of work from Courage Unmasked is also on display, to highlight this program which partners cancer survivors with artists to create artwork out of radiation masks. Art & Therapy will be on display through May 31, 2012.
To celebrate Art & Therapy, we’ll be hosting a free public reception Thursday March 8, 2012 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
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Susie Underwood, Studio Programs Coordinator