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Art therapies have become a mainstream partner to medicalised healing | Ruth Wishart | Comment is free | The Guardian

I love the Guardian and read it often. In this case, the answer is yes and no. The arts are mainstream partners only in elite medicine: in great children’s hospitals, in centers of academic medicine like London, Toronto, Boston, Los Angeles…etc. 147 more words

Ars Bellum | Beyond the Battlefield

Minnesota often leads in new developments that show the way forward in different areas of living. “Ars Bellum,” the organization featured in this post is providing much needed services to veterans returning from the traumatic experiences of war. 124 more words

Exhibit showcases messages of hope, inspiration and survival in cancer patients artwork - WauwatosaNow

Many hospitals are beginning to incorporate arts therapy into their treatment protocols. This post tells the story of the new exhibit at a Wisconsin cancer center. 97 more words

Syria's Piano Man Sings The Stories Of The War

In times of trauma and war, the creative arts may be the only hope people have. I have posted several time about the uses of the arts in war-torn Syria. 102 more words

2014 NVCAF 1st Place Artwork - an album on Flickr

The range of art created by veterans is wide and deep. Here I am posting the First Place art works from the 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. 83 more words

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Every year the Department of Veterans Affairs sponsors the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Vets receiving medical care at VA hospitals and other units are eligible to compete. 99 more words

'Life is a Colorful Journey': Senior living facility residents benefit from painting Gallopalooza horse - Insider Louisville

I just had to post this today. I lived in Louisville for four years and had projects there for 30. The city is doing a new Gallopalooza project for this year’s Derby Festival and these senior citizens at Presbyterian Homes are doing a wonderful job on their horse–and benefiting from doing art at the same time. 55 more words