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The Remarkable Impact Of Art Therapy

From African refugee camps to Alzheimer’s clinics to returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan, discoveries in the field of art therapy are helping to change lives.

On this Wednesday's Central Standardwe’ll hear from art therapistSherri Jacobs, president of the Kansas Art Therapy Association, who claims she can use her skills to make a room full of surly men cry in 20 minutes - no kidding! We'll also be joined by Marcus Cain, Artist and Executive Director/Curator Kansas City Jewish Museum and James Martin, Program Consultant for the Truman Medical Center Healing Arts Program.


Taken from Sherri Jacobs blog, Art 356

Please find a small piece of paper. For today’s art exercise please use your doodling ability to create a mini graffiti wall. Graffiti and doodling share a similar style of being completely free form. Try to fill up your small piece of paper using this free form style, Think of words, shapes, phrases, moods and let yourself go. You might even focus on expressing what took place in the course of your day, or what kind of thoughts and feelings are floating around your head. Don’t worry too much about the final product, just try to enjoy the process!

You can see some of the residents work up at the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art Epsten Gallery, part of theARTicipation show. It will remain on view through Sunday, February 26.