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Healing Imagination V @ Ursuline College

May 25, 2011

I recently finished “The House That Change Built” for Healing Imagination V, a juried art exhibition to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ursuline College’s Art Therapy and Counseling Program. This house is dedicated to hope, growth, & truth and built from trust, art, safety and to never stop dreaming.

The House That Change Built

The house was first made with cardstock using these paperfolding steps, then covered with plaster modeling strips to experiment with using this material and another media for my new obsession of making mini houses.  The plaster was painted and embellished with collage, stamping, fragments, and a new material I received from Cathy (thanks!): grungeboard!  I used the grungeboard to create mini message flags that I painted, stamped, and sewed together for hanging across the front of the house.

Grungeboard Message Flags

I’ve also been working on a mini brown paper bag journal for donating to this event’s art raffle and to benefit tornado relief efforts in Missouri.  On the edges of the inside “pockets”  I’ve stamped the words create, give, be, and peace to go along with the peacemaking theme I am working on for the book.

Create, Give, Be...Peace

The Healing Imagination V opens on June 3 with a reception (5:00-6:30 pm) followed by a gallery talk (6:30-7:30) with Artist, Author, and Art Therapist Shaun McNiff at Ursuline College‘s Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery.  The exhibit will be on display until July 8.


Healing Arts for Haiti- BATA Art Benefit Launches

April 15, 2010

Ohio’s Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA) is launching an art sale fundraiser to benefit Haiti earthquake relief efforts.  To respond to Haiti’s needs in the aftermath of January’s earthquake, BATA’s Board of Directors decided that the Association’s service project this year would be to assist with this crisis by raising money through members’ art-making.  This service project is being coordinated with the leadership of Dayton art therapist Sara Jankowski, ATR-BC , who came to the BATA Board with this fundraising idea.

BATA members across Ohio have donated original art work for this sale in response to this important need. BATA’s Healing Arts for Haiti Online Art Sale starts today, April 15 until August 15 through the blog

Donated art is on-line to purchase through PayPal and the sale is open to the public.  Art work ranges in price from $10.00-$50.00 and the donating artist pays for all shipping costs. Proceeds from BATA’s art sale will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Below are some of my collages that I have donated for the sale:

Expression of Hope

New Beginnings


Creative Spirit


For more information on these images or if you’re interested in purchasing, go here or click on the image.

About BATA: BATA is a non-profit professional association for art therapists, students, and individuals who support the therapeutic use of art and the advancement of the art therapy field.  BATA is one of the oldest, largest and most active state art therapy associations in the country. Numerous medical, mental health, hospice, corrections, and educational institutions across Ohio employ art therapists in the service of the well-being of their clients.  In 2009, over one million hours of service was provided by art therapists in Ohio to mental health consumers.

For more information or inquiries about BATA’s Healing Arts for Haiti Online Art Sale, to learn more about BATA, as well as resources about the benefits of art therapy related to helping with Haiti’s needs, please visit BATA’s Service Project page.

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