Made possible by our second grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Art for Healing program just wrapped up its first successful run. The program encouraged participants to create inner landscape collages to illustrate their feelings around illness, hospital life, resilience, and joy through drawing, painting, and pasting. Art instruction, museum outings, and individual work in the art studio were integral parts of the course.
The instructor reported that the program "provided a renewed sense of identity” by allowing residents the opportunity to "evoke significant memories of the places they loved." One patient’s collage told a vivid story about the architecture and beautiful beaches where he lived for many years. Another’s portrayed a beautiful rural scene from her hometown of Bucharest, Romania with a whimsical couple exchanging flowers.
We look forward to seeing what the future holds in store for our artists!