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The Cat That Became My Father and How It Healed Me

Katherine Dunn | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts
Katherine Dunn

2011-10-27-imagepull.jpgWhile in the thick of grieving my father's death, I found my art making process of working intuitively -- without boundaries, patterns or sketches to dictate to me -- both a comfort and an eye opener.

Art for Life's Sake

John M. Eger | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

As we learn more about longevity and the important role the arts play in our lives, we are increasingly finding the arts make us live longer.

The Art of Healing Our Wounded U.S. Veterans

2morrowknight | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact

2011-09-28-Screenshot20110928at5.16.07PM.jpg Russell Simmons once said, "Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

Craft It Out

Deborah Lynn, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents
Deborah Lynn, M.D.

Creating, crafting something that comes from our own hands, ignites creation within, defeating the self-attack that is grabbing hold. Something Prozac and Celexa just can't do.

10 Emerging Artists To Watch

Posted 08.16.2011 | Arts

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is considered one of the top three graduate arts programs in the country and offers a Master of Fine...

Art Exhibit Offers 'Urban Therapy' For Over-Stimulated NYers

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 08.03.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Noise never sleeps in the city. Streets are choked with vehicles that produce a near constant din of rumbling engines. Parks are ofte...

Art: Healing Us Through The Trauma Of War

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

Si does not believe that his art has diminished his trauma. He believes it has sustained him, helped to keep him alive.

Using Your Hands To Lift Your Heart

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

As a mother facing a grim cancer prognosis and a year of treatment, my brain was on constant code red. Until I learned that the answer was not in my head but in my hands.

Art Therapy: Art Displayed In New Children's Hospital Made By Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Art is not only creative, but also a therapeutic process. When the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital opened earlier this year in Grand Rapids, Michi...

After Earthquake, Children's Resilience Revealed in Play

Sarah Ryley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Ryley

These children, most living in rooms and tents on the campus of Hopital Adventiste d'Haiti, don't seem like they had just six months ago witnessed the world crash down around them.

CMBM's Drawing Exercise Resonates in Haiti

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

Originally posted on my blog, We move during the rest of our week in Haiti from one group of health profession...

Healing Kids in Haiti Pt. 2

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

We talk in today's workshop with Haitian kids at the hospital, do drawings, and talk more about what they've drawn. My French is emerging from the cav...

Art Therapy for Alzheimer's: "I Remember Better When I Paint"

Rosalia Gitau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rosalia Gitau

The myth about Alzheimer's is that it is a veritable death sentence. But as the filmmakers demonstrate, the creative arts can reunite even a late stage Alzheimer's sufferer with parts of his/her former self.

Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltshire Draws NYC From Memory

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Stephen Wiltshire was mute when he was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of three. He began communicating through his drawings after being sent ...

Artist Tim Burke Recycles Detroit History, And Rescues Himself (PHOTOS)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Tucker

Detroiter Tim Burke calls himself an artist, a scavenger, and a non-practicing alcoholic. Devoted to the reuse of refuse, the 40-something sculptor us...

Dear President-Elect Obama, Could We Please Have a Ministry of Culture like Every Other Country in the World?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

We need to invest in multi-dimensional human beings. We need to show that the country cares about culture.