January 28, 2020

Open 1/24 - 3/2: Annual art therapy student and faculty art show

An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 7th, at 6 pm in York Commons. All are welcome to attend.

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 states 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.

The show is open 1/24 - 3/2/20 in York Graduate Center.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 7th, at 6 pm in York Graduate Center. All are welcome to attend.