Art as Empowerment:
Can Art be Medicine?
Credit: Foundation of Art & Healing
Edythe's Story: Much More Than Another Pretty Face
Edythe Hughes is a New York City-based artist and fashion model. In this video she shares with us how expressing yourself through art is liberating because, “You are the boss; there are no rules.”
Focusing Oriented Art Therapy, and Clearing a Space with Art - Dr. Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, REAT, ATR-BC
Though it’s a relatively new approach to mental health treatment, art therapy is gaining traction and making a difference in people’s lives.
Portraits of Hope
In 1995, Ed Massey and Bernie Massey founded Portraits of Hope, continuing their utilization of art and poignant visual imagery for large-scale projects of social consequence.
Portraits of Hope’s core education program focuses on social issues education. Through their participation in Portraits of Hope, students of all ages engage in interdisciplinary sessions in which they learn about, discuss, and express themselves about important current affairs, civic issues, individual and social responsibilities, goals and achievement, and -- the power of teamwork.
In this half-hour television interview program by the Oregon Humanities Center at the University of Oregon, Linda Chapman, MA, ATR-BC, and Director of Art Therapy Institute of the Redwoods, defines art therapy, relates her own experience getting started in the field, and discusses how creative expression in a therapeutic setting can help victims of violence and trauma. Chapman gave a talk titled "The Neurobiology of Violence and Healing with Art Therapy" on April 12, 2012 as the 2011-12 O'Fallon Lecturer at Univ of Oregon.
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