Showing posts from July, 2017

Art Therapy Books for Sale

SAIC MAAT alumna Wendy Gilchrist is interested in selling the books listed below. She would like to sell them as a group for $145. If interested, contact her at:

Drugs/David Nutt The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality/Tracy E. Ore Approaches to Art Therapy theory and technique/Judith Aron Rubin On being a Therapist/ Jeffrey A. Kottler Counseling and Therapy/Bob Bertolino Bill O'Hanlon Photographs not take/Daylight My baby rides the short bus/Yantra Bertelli Introduction to Art therapy research/Lynn Kapitan Art based group therapy/Bruce L. Moon Recovery options/Joseph Volpicelli The theory and practice of group psychotherapy/Yalom

Advocate Memory Center Events Servicing Older Adults

Advocate Memory Center has two upcoming events that may be of interest to Art Therapists: 
1. Art Therapy Presentation & Memory Screening– Presentation by Katharine Kiehn, LCPC, ATR, followed by free memory screenings. Sunday, August 13th,2-4:30 pm at Wesley Place Living Room, 1415 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL.
 2. Art Therapy Study– We are currently screening individuals diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s disease for participation in a 4-week art therapy intervention along with a  care partner.

Anti Trump Art Collaborations

MAAT alum Michelle Hartney collaborated with Iron and Wine/Califone's Jim Becker to create this poster for the ZZ Buñuel show at The Hideout this Thursday. They are giving posters away to anyone who makes a $30 donation to Planned Parenthood!

Info about the poster and show: ZZ Buñuel is performing a full set of ZZ Top raw boogie tunes from the early records at The Hideout Inn.
The anti-Trump poster was conceived by Becker as a visual representation for the show, which is a celebration of Surrealism, Jubilation, The Power of Femininity, Declaration, Meditation, Incantations, Ceremonial Rituals, Intervention, Conservation, Heroism, Love, Compassion, Diversity, and equality to all living beings. Hartney manifested Becker's concept for the poster by creating a digital collage of almost entirely appropriated images pulled off the internet. The poster is a commentary not only about The United States' current political climate and the First Amendment, but also addresses fair use and …

ADA Art Exhibit

Celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Thursday, July 20 at the Thompson Center.

The Art Exhibit and Arts Program are put together by Sharon Hyson, SAIC Alum and Art Therapist and Art Educator.  To be in the next ADA Exhibit or ADA Program contact Sharon Hyson. or 312.636.7944

Poster Contest

2017 Juried Poster Contest- "Picturing Freedom" Ends on September 8, 2017 $30.00 USD, $5.00 USD ArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts Call for Entries: Picturing Freedom

Picturing Freedom is a nationwide poster contest to focus attention on the global and local crime of human trafficking and modern slavery.  Winning posters and selected works will be promoted and featured on Artwork for Freedom's website as well as during our ACTION DC! awareness campaign in October 2017.

SUBMIT UP TO 3 ENTRIES  Professional category   $30.00 USD   Student category  $5.00 USD

The Subject: Human Trafficking. It is estimated that over 21 million people around the world are victims of forced labor of all kinds. That’s today, in 2017. From the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we buy and people we may interact with who are exploited and forced into the commercial sex industry -- forced labor touches us in ways we try not to imagine.

We invite professional and student artists, illustrators and …

IATA Conference

Please click here for more information and to register.

Save The Date: Oaks of North Lawndale


The Visibility Project: A Celebration of 100 Black Girls

Wednesday, July 26 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM SAIC, The Leroy Neiman Center, 37 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603  Contact:
On July 26, we calling for  100 BLACK GIRLS to  gather,  to collaborate and celebrate black girls in Chicago. Inspired by Simone Leigh's Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, A Long Walk Home Girl/Friends Leadership Institute is bringing this group together to recognize the important contributions black girls make to their communities and our country, and respond to their experiences with insitutionalized violence and their ongoing invisibility in conversations, institutions, and movements for gender and racial equality in the United States. This dynamic event held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will feature social justice photography, poetry, and live performances, and collectively organized community healing workshops created and led by black girls and young women!#blackgirlmagic#blackgirlmovement#blackgirlsmatter

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2017 in obtaining their Masters of Arts in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago!