Ellen Dieter Returns to the Swift

Ellen Dieter Returns to the Swift
The Bay Park Paintings give a beautiful taste of home

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Swift Hosts The 7th Annual Expressive Arts Week Show

The Expressive Arts Institute has a 12 year history of providing graduate level training in expressive arts therapy. For seven of those years, the institute has also been taking an annual opportunity to make public the work of students through the display of their client art.

Silhouette, 72" x36"

The shows are full of surprise, moving and powerful meet playful and lively in an intense immersion in the world of artistic expression for the purpose of change, growth and healing. In the past 7 years, students working in shelters, and half-way houses, YWCA's and veterans recovery centers, in schools, senior centers, and hospice, have all brought forth art from these intensly private settings for public display. The artists often come to the shows, bringing friends and family members to share the works which they see as marks of progress, signs of change, and badges of honor.

An untitled painting by Lt. L. Ferguson, a participant in Camp Pendleton’s Wounded Warrior Program. Acrylic on paper 36".x 48"

In every show there are pieces worth taking in. I'll be posting more about the event as the month passes, but get there quick. It all comes down Devember 17th to make way for the next one man show, works on canvas constructions by Larry Caveney.

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