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Student and Faculty Art Therapy Exhibit

February 11, 2019

  • Artwork by Amy Freer

York Graduate Center

Every spring, the art therapy program offers an exhibit featuring work of current students and faculty to expand awareness of the profession and to offer prospective students a glimpse into what the program entails.

“We value the importance of artwork as a visual representation of how we understand and process our work, ourselves, and topics that are important to us,” says Mary Andrus, art therapy program director. “This exhibit provides a glimpse of what we offer in the program and an opportunity to honor the visual work.” 

Andrus continues to explain that often art speaks louder than words, and art therapy students need to know themselves and their own personal imagery as well as be able to facilitate this deepened understanding in the clients they serve.

Placing value on the imagery created by students and faculty aligns with one of the art therapy program’s goals as well—to continuously deepen self-understanding through personal growth experiences, reflective practice, and art making to strengthen a personal connection to the creative process, assist in self-awareness, promote wellbeing, and guide professional practice.

A reception will be held on Sunday, February 24th, from 5:30-6:30 pm in York Commons after the Open Studio Session. Open Studio is a space where anyone can use art to connect with a deep understanding of oneself through the process of creation and engagement with art materials, symbols and imagery in a supportive setting. All are welcome to attend either event.

The exhibit will be on display in York Commons at the Graduate School until March 14.

The exhibit will be on display in the York Graduate Center until March 14.