Fall 2014


Come visit us when our Fall exhibitions open on August 26 and September 2 through December 6.

Fall Exhibitions include:
Revealing the Light Within: the Healing Powers of Expressive Arts (opens August 26)
Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall (opens September 2)

Ongoing exhibitions (Open August 26 - December 6):
Art History @ A Glance, Global Perspectives and The Charles M. Messer Liecca Camera Collection


Our Galleries are open August 26 - December 6
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday Noon-5 p.m.

We are FREE & OPEN to ALL

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Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m.

Building a Therapeutic Community: Helping Veterans Recover from Homelessness

Drama Therapy and Therapeutic Theater in Action

David Peacock, MA, Drama Therapist and Lisa Peacock, MA, Registered Drama Therapist

Drama Therapists will discuss an innovative therapeutic community model to help veterans recover from homelessness. The model incorporates a number of creative arts therapies and provides opportunities for personal empowerment and growth. This discussion will serve as an introduction to the half-day September 19 workshop.

Friday, September 19, 9 a.m.-Noon

The Power of Stories to Heal: An Introduction to Drama Therapy

David Peacock, MA, Drama Therapist and Lisa Peacock, MA, Registered Drama Therapist

An experiential half-day workshop exploring drama therapy — its conceptual framework, an overview of working with clients and its engagement with a variety of populations. Participants’ imaginations will be activated and stories that heal will be discovered. REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Saturday, September 27, 2-4 p.m.

Exploring an Art Centered Healing Approach & Creative Affirmations

Molly Kohut, MA, ATRT-BC, PCC

Sponsored by the Buckeye Art Therapy Association.

Art therapist Molly Kohut will define art therapy, its healing benefits and will introduce professional certification requirements. Kohut will identify outcomes of art therapy with children and their families who are coping with complex needs. Following the lecture, Kohut will conduct a hands-on workshop to illustrate art therapy concepts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Sunday, October 12, 2-3 p.m.

Reflections and Responses: Faces of Freedom Summer

Herbert Randall, New York

Join Herbert Randall, a freelance photographer originally from Bronx, New York, as he reflects on his work the Faces of Freedom Summer. An unlikely candidate to travel south, Randall was persuaded by the director of the Mississippi Summer Project, Sanford R. Leigh, to travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to document members of the African American community as well as volunteers in their effort to assist with black voter registration in the South. Reception follows gallery talk.

Reception: 3-4 p.m. Reception co-sponsored by Association of Black Faculty & Staff (ABFAS)

Tuesday, October 28, 5:30 p.m.

Immutable Passion: An Artist’s Life with Vascular Dementia

Dee Hansen and Susan Hansen Staves

When vascular dementia took its hold on Harry Hansen, an award-winning artist and art professor, the disease stole much of his identity. After a hiatus from artistic creation, his wife and daughter inspired him to use art as a therapeutic method to regain a creative and intellectual quality of life that lay dormant for half a decade.

Wednesday, November 12, 7-9 p.m.

It’s All About Making Art

Students, faculty and community members will have the opportunity to create a work of art with the guidance of a professional, practicing artist. Participants will then select several works that will serve as inspiration in a workshop with poet Gary Glazner the following evening. REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Thursday, November 13, 5:30-7 p.m.

Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care

Gary Glazner, Director, Alzheimers Poetry Project, Brooklyn, NY

A high-energy workshop featuring simple techniques to help improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia by facilitating creative expression through poetry. Glazner will give examples on how to combine poetry with dance, music and visual art in structuring an arts program for people navigating memory loss.

*TO REGISTER FOR THESE FREE HANDS-ON PROGRAMS send reservation request to collinc5@miamioh.edu. E-mail confirmations will be provided.