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Healing Imagination: The Art Therapy Juried Exhibition

August 01, 2014
Location: Wasmer Gallery

Ursuline’s Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling department proudly presents the sixth juried art show displaying the work of art therapists from the greater Cleveland area. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, June 13, 5 PM to 9 PM in the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery on the Ursuline College campus, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio. The Wasmer Gallery is located adjacent to the Fritzsche Building at the western edge of the campus. The front and patio entrances are wheelchair-accessible, with free parking available in the adjacent lot.

The theme of the show underlines the therapeutic use of art and the power of images to heal. The work encompasses a wide range of media including drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media and ceramics. The show features the work of art therapists, faculty members, alumnae and students of the College’s Art Therapy and Counseling program.

The Ursuline College Art Therapy and Counseling Program was established in 1986, under the direction of Sr. Kathleen Burke, OSU, PhD., LPC-s, ATR-BC, along with current director, Gail Rule-Hoffman, MA, ATR-BC,LPC-s, LICDC, and two other core faculty members, Amy Jacobs, PhD, ATR-BC, and Rick Rule-Hoffman, MA, PC-s, ATR-BC. It is the only graduate Art Therapy and Counseling program in the state of Ohio. As a human services profession founded on a belief that the process of art-making can be both rejuvenating and life enhancing, Art Therapy provides an opportunity to explore feelings in a safe and supportive environment.

“We are very proud to exhibit art created by art therapists from our area, many of whom are graduates of the Ursuline program,” said Anna Arnold, director of the Wasmer Gallery. “The show testifies to the healing power of the imagination and the creative process.”

The exhibition, free and open to the public, runs through Friday, August 1. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 12 - 5 PM; Saturday and Sunday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM. The Gallery will be closed July 4.

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