Monday, May 23, 2011

Art Expressing Heartbreak, Healing, and Hope

Now on view at the Boatworks is an exhibition featuring artwork from the Children's Art Therapy program at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. The works were created by children who are dealing with varied chronic or terminal illnesses or death in their families.

The Art Therapy program provides groups free of charge for children 41/2 to 13 years old, in a safe space for children and their families to receive support, education, and healing. The work in this show ranges from puppet families to expressive self portraits and moving clay sculptures.

The show hopes to raise awareness of the power of creativity to heal as well as to offer insight into the needs of children and families who are dealing with loss. This work will remain on display in our front room gallery during regular hours through June 3, 2011.

1 comment:

Jim J. Aberle said...

Paul thanks for coming and covering the hoping people come to it at off hours and see the work and stories...your blog is top notch...