Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Call for Entries: Touched by Fire

Touched by Fire is an annual juried exhibition that celebrates the work of artists with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The exhibition will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto, Ontario.

Once again, SAIC has been invited to be a part of this exhibition. This year, 10 SAIC students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to show their work at this one-evening event that draws more than 700 viewers.

Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Notification of acceptance: Friday, October 18, 2013
Exhibition: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

SAIC students, faculty, and staff affected by a mood disorder. For more information about submitting to Touched by Fire, click here.
Art Therapy Studio Chicago Ltd hosts Open Studio Painting Group

Each month Art Therapy Studio Chicago Ltd hosts an Open Studio Painting Group from 7-10pm on the First Friday in the Flat Iron for $25.00 to paint in a nonjudgemental space and use the creative process to deepen an understanding of oneself and to learn a little bit more about Art Therapy! 
Facilitated by Mary Andrus ATR-BC, LCPC. Call 773-922-1110 

Savneet Talwar featured in The Columbia Chronicle, "Public art paints city red"

Savneet Talwar speaks about The Wandering Uterus Project, the Hamdard Community Center, and using art therapy as a public forum in The Columbia Chronicle's "Public art paints city red."

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Call for Submissions: The Illinois Art Therapy Association

The Illinois Art Therapy Association is having an art exhibit in November, Meditations on Mindfulness, and is calling for submissions.

Please spread the word! The submission deadline is September 30th.

To kick-off the exhibit, they will be hosting a unique opening, a self-care workshop (11am-noon) and reception (noon-1pm), on Sunday, November 3rd.

Valery Shuman, Cathy Moon, and Yasmine Awais publish chapters in Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultures and Abilities 
(Edited by Paula Howie, Sangeeta Prasad, and Jennie Kristel; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013).

"The Community Art Studio: Creating a Space of Solidarity and Inclusion" by Catherine Hyland Moon and Valery Shuman.

"Developing Therapeutic Arts Programs in Kenya and Tanzania: A Collaborative Consultation Approach" by Catherine Hyland Moon.

"Reframing Identity: Art Therapy in Saudi Arabia" by Yasmine J. Awais.

"HIV/AIDS: Reflecting on 15 Years in New York City" by Daniel Blausey and Yasmine J. Awais.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Friday, September 20, 6-10pm

Join us in celebrating OUR FIRST EVENT at OUR NEW SPACE at the Bridgeport Art Center!

The Preview Party is the opening night of Joy Bus Ride, an exhibit featuring drawings and artifacts of famed outsider artist Wesley Willis, along with his brother and Project Onward artist, Ricky Willis. The exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of the loss of Wesley, and is one of the only retrospectives of his artwork in Chicago to date, featuring nearly 100 works contributed by collectors from across the country.  View the exhibition and get a sneak peak of our new 13,000 square foot facility!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you and we look forward to seeing you in Bridgeport!

Bridgeport Art Center | Project Onward | 1200 W. 35th St., 4th Floor

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Expressions: Early Stage Memory Loss Program

Katie Kiehn is an art therapist and artist who coordinates Expressions: Early Stage Memory Loss Program at Lutheran General Hospital in Des Plaines, IL. Expressions is a program for people with the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The program provides a safe, positive, strengths-based environment that allows participants to learn, share, and engage together. Components of the program include camaraderie, support, physical activity, mental exercises, creative expression, and education regarding memory loss. Activities are designed to encourage members to use their brains in novel ways to enhance memory and foster fun and engagement with others who are experiencing the realities of living with memory loss. 

Click on the third button to view the video and learn more: