ArtServe will explore how artists convey journeys of well-being, self-love, and healing through their art in “Wellness Exhibition: Fostering Mental and Emotional Health—An Artist’s Journey Through Healing,” on view April 14 through June 16.
ArtServe curated the “Wellness” exhibit from local artists’ submissions, as well as from entries from both adults and students in the eighth grade through college.
“It’s long been known in medical circles that art is a highly effective form of therapy that encourages non-verbal communication and healing when people are often unable to speak for whatever the reason,” said ArtServe’s Executive Director Jason Hughes. “Exploring self-expression through the outlet of various art forms can create a safe space that helps many embrace and sort through their own personal difficulties.”
According to the American Art Therapy Association, there are more than 5,000 art therapists practicing nationwide who provide services for individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative processes, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.
A solo exhibit entitled “Story of a Woman’s Journey” produced by Deborah Strelkow will run concurrently to the “Wellness” exhibit at ArtServe.
A free, public opening reception is scheduled for April 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register, click here. Admission is free to both the exhibit and reception. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..