Art Therapy Studio News
October 2017

In this issue:
In Memory of Carol J. Kelley - Color Run Wrap-Up - Cleveland Monsters Fundraiser
Staff Spotlight - BATA Symposium -Art Therapy Thursdays 

Pictured: Untitled by Carol Kelley, George Streeter Permanent Circulating Collection
 
 
 
 
CELEBRATING LIFE: In Memory of Carol J. Kelley
 
 
 
Carol J. Kelley passed away on September 29 at the age of 91. Carol was a longtime friend and supporter of the Art Therapy Studio. Her generosity and compassion for others was exemplified by her advocacy and commitment to our organization and its mission to make the therapeutic arts available to all people.

She began her involvement with the studio in the early 70's as a volunteer and Board member, bringing her experience as a Social Worker and her passion for art to hospitalized patients coping with serious medical and emotional challenges.
 
 
 
She later pursued a Master's degree in art therapy from Ursuline College and came full circle, working at the Art Therapy Studio in our Discover the Artist Within You program. Carol was also the driving force in the development of the studio's Endowment Fund, which she helped to establish through the generous support of the Graham Hunter Foundation.

Carol continued her personal and financial support for over 40 years and, as an Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees, she helped celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a donation of one of her paintings to our circulating art collection (pictured above). While Carol's many gifts to the studio were always privately and quietly given, they speak loudly of her creativity, dedication and compassionate outreach to others.
 
 
 
COLOR RUN, WALK, and ROLL: Thank you!
 
 
Pictured: The top three runners celebrate their finish at the Color Run.
 
 
 
Thanks to everyone who attended the Color Run, Walk, and Roll, held on October 22! The students and staff of Ursuline College did a great job coordinating and hosting this unique 5k event to benefit the Art Therapy Studio in honor of our 50th anniversary. 

The fully accessible 5k event was accompanied by the Color Festival, held on the quad at Ursuline College. The festival included food, several vendors, an art raffle, and an interactive group art project. 

The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Art Therapy Studio in honor of our 50th anniversary. Thanks to everyone involved for their generosity and support of the event and the studio. 
 
 
 
FAMILY EVENT: Cleveland Monsters Fundraiser
 
 
Join us for a day out at the Cleveland Monsters game! As a fundraiser for the studio we are selling tickets to the game against Chicago on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00pm.

Tickets are $20 each and the studio will receive 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales. All seats are in the lower bowl of The Q. 

Purchase tickets online or call us at 216-791-9303. 
 
 
 
 
 
Deborah Carl, ATR-BC CPRP, is the Clinical Director of the Art Therapy Studio. Deborah supervises art therapists and interns, and also provides direct service to clients including seniors with dementia, the homeless veteran population, and adults with persistent mental health challenges. 

View our website to learn more about Deborah, including what drew her her to the field, her background, and her interests outside of the office. 
 
 
 
BATA SYMPOSIUM: Art Therapy Studio Recognized
 
 
Pictured: Dena Ewing and Cheryl Pete present at the BATA Symposium. 
 
 
 
In September the Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA) hosted their 36th Annual Symposium in Columbus. Many of the studio's art therapists attended and participated in presentations and networking opportunities, and art therapists Dena Ewing and Cheryl Pete also gave a presentation on their experience at the Ohio Department of Youth Services. 

At the symposium BATA recognized the Art Therapy Studio for 50 years of bringing art therapy services to the greater Cleveland community and beyond. The studio was formally honored with a proclamation of this great accomplishment. Thanks to BATA for holding another successful symposium and for recognizing the work of our organization over the last 50 years. 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured: Sample of a silk painted hoop for November 2 session.
 
 
 
At the start of this year we launched a new partnership with SPACES, offering Art Therapy Thursdays at the gallery's Detroit Avenue location. For the low cost of $5, participants have experienced a wide variety of art therapy projects focusing on different media and techniques.

Art Therapy Thursdays have been successful in bringing the benefits of art therapy to new audiences. This unique program will continue through the rest of 2017 on the first Thursday of every month from 6-7:30pm. Call us at 216-791-9303 to join us for one or more of our upcoming sessions, or visit our website for more information. 

November 2: Silk Painted Hoops
December 7: Good Fortune Box 
 
 
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