Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mary Washington Hospice Presents: Arts Healing Journey

Over the past few months I have had the joy of helping coordinate an exhibit that partners Mary Washington Hospice and artists from the community. The exhibit features a collection of artwork along with statements from the artists relating their connections between art and wellness.
You can read more about the exhibit in the Free Lance Star.

In healthcare, we often recognize the relationship the mind and spirit have on the health of the body. However, we often fall short in using this link to promote wellness. Until I became a painter, I had not really internalized this concept. Through creating art I see how the silent connection made between the artist and the observer speaks a visual language that can often soothe and quiet the spirit. In this way, art can be a valuable healing experience, both in the creating and viewing.