Events

Youth Art Exhibition at the United Nations: Images of Identity, Home, and Cultural Exchange

Youth Art Exhibition at the United Nations: Images of Identity, Home, and Cultural Exchange

By Clara Keane | June 29, 2017 | Children | Events | International

The AATA warmly congratulates Eileen P. McGann, ATR-BC, LCAT, Director and founder of the Arts and Creative Therapies program at MercyFirst, one of New York’s leading non-profit human service agencies, for her work coordinating a recent youth art exhibition, “Hope Holds No Borders: Children’s Art of Compassion and Inclusion” at the United Nations.

Report on the 2017 International Symposium 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Report on the 2017 International Symposium 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

By Juliet King | May 18, 2017 | Events | Research |

It was with active minds and a collaborative spirit that the Schools of Art, Medicine, Engineering, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, Informatics and Liberal Arts came together to host the international symposium 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics at Indiana University– Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in April.

Transformations in Time: Art Therapy Exhibit Captures Responses to 9/11

Transformations in Time: Art Therapy Exhibit Captures Responses to 9/11

By  Kat Michel | September 7, 2016 | Trauma | Events

From September 6-8, 2016, Bellevue Hospital in New York City will be hosting the exhibit “Transformations in Time,” artwork created in response to 9/11 and in observance of its 15th anniversary.  The artworks, created through the Art Therapy Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue’s World Trade Center (WTC) Environmental Health Center, serve as visual representations of change and growth.

Art Therapists Empower College Students through Craftivism

Art Therapists Empower College Students through Craftivism

By Lauren Leone, Michaela Kirby, and Nancy Lautenbach, | June 29, 2016 | Education  | Events

“Felt and yarn, things I only associated with being soft and warm, are now materials that I see as strong, empowering and secure.  It also does help that there is so much meaning in using an art form that was really seen as women’s work to spread awareness about social justice for women.”

— Gopi Shah, Craft & Chat workshop participant

Art Therapy-Museum Collaborations in Colombia

Art Therapy-Museum Collaborations in Colombia

By Andrée Salom | February 24, 2016 | Events | International

Across American museums, art therapy programs have been developed for individuals with disabilities, addictions, physical and psychological challenges, as well as for populations receiving disaster relief, and recovering from trauma (Peacock, 2012).