Art Therapy Studio News
April 2017

In this issue: 50th Anniversary Events - Client Spotlight
Spring Art Shows - VSA Ohio Traveling Art Show 
Art Therapy Thursdays at SPACES
50th Anniversary Celebration, Golf Outing, Color Run 5k 
The Art Therapy Studio is the nation's oldest facility of its kind, with a mission to provide art therapy to enhance the lives for those with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. This year marks our 50th anniversary, and we think that's something to celebrate. 

To honor the last 50 years of Making Art with Meaning and improving the lives of so many individuals, our 50th anniversary committee and staff are planning our September Gala and several other events. Keep your calendars clear for these dates:
September 9 - 50th Anniversary Gala at the Ariel Pearl Center
October 2 - Signature of Solon Golf Outing benefiting the Art Therapy Studio 
TBA - Color Run 5K at Ursuline College benefiting the Art Therapy Studio

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Our Discover the Artist Within You (DTA) program provides 11 weekly art therapy group sessions with the purpose of exploring art for self-awareness and self-expression. Sarah started participating in our DTA program in the fall of 2015 and has made significant improvements in her life since then. She lives with an illness that poses challenges to her everyday health, and creating art in a therapeutic setting has helped her to succeed in new ways. Art therapy has given her hope for the future. She recently had her first public art show in the Tremont Art Walk, a major accomplishment for any artist. Get to know Sarah and hear her talk about Art Therapy's impact on our website
Our art exhibits recognize our clients for their strengths and talents. We have several exhibits planned to showcase the accomplishments of our artists, and offer a glimpse of their work and art therapy's impact. Click on the exhibit titles for more information. 
Additional information on each of these shows and other upcoming shows, including addresses and hours, is on our website
Pictured: Sembalance by Scott Mars and Petals in the Wind by Adrianne
We are proud to be a part of VSA Ohio's traveling art show, Accessible Expressions Ohio, featuring art created by individuals with disabilities. Please join us for an opening reception at the George Streeter Gallery at Fairhill on May 20 at 2 pm, followed by a "Pricing Your Art" workshop, by Daric Gill, at 3 pm. The show will be on display from May 5 to June 28 during our business hours. Learn more about VSA Ohio and the exhibit on our website
Here is your opportunity to experience the benefits of art therapy. Our Art Therapy Thursdays partnership with SPACES continues on the first Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 pm at SPACES. This new program for 2017 allows those who are unfamiliar with art therapy to experience it on a session-by-session basis. Register now for the May 4 class: Mini Inspirations. Participants will use alcohol inks, found objects, beads and positive messages or affirmations, to create art from dominoes to use as pendants, ornaments, or tiles to inspire themselves or share with others. Call us at (216) 791-9303 to register and visit our website for more information.   

Pictured: Art Therapy Thursdays participant-created prayer flags. 
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