“Mirrors of the Mind 5: The Psychotherapist as Artist” has opened at Artshare LA and will remain on view through November 13, 2016. The exhibition of all forms of psychotherapist visual arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. Theater events also included: poetry, music, and other performances.
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See Image by Terry Marks-Tarlow

Curator: Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD; Assistant Curator, Pamela McCrory, PhD
Jurors: Robert Bilder, PhD, James Catterall, PhD, Rebecca Catterall, and Gus Harper See FB Page for additional info. www.facebook.com/MirrorsoftheMindLACPA/
 
“Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist” is in its fifth year of presenting visual and performing arts to the public as created by psychotherapists of all kinds, from all areas, both nationally and internationally. This event is sponsored by the Community Outreach Committee (COC) of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). The COC is dedicated toward increasing the awareness of the general public about mental health issues and building relationships with community organizations, organizational leaders, and individuals. Our mission is to foster a culture of inclusiveness and respect for diversity in our organization and in all of our community outreach efforts.  

In this exhibition, photographers hone their capacity to see, sculptors cultivate their capacity to touch, and painters ripen the inner eye of imagination. Meanwhile, a variety of themes are expressed through all of the art forms, ranging from loss, injury and illness; personal and social transformation; clinical understanding,  intimacy, spirituality, joy, playfulness and reverence in the human connection with nature. The public gets the rare opportunity to peer into normally veiled inner worlds of the psychotherapist.

The Mirrors of the Mind Project reflects a belief in the importance of creativity. Art is a universal language plus a way to make meaning of experience, to educate and inspire, to enlarge our world, to create an opportunity for empathy, and to celebrate our shared humanity as well as our diverse perspectives. Creativity is an essential quality of healthy personal and professional expression and contributes to the development of those with whom we work and to our professional and personal lives. This is evident in the unique work of psychotherapist artists who participated in the Mirrors of the Mind gallery project.

Gallery Exhibit FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC – Gallery Hours Wed-Sat 1- 6PM;

On view: November 2-13, 2016       

What: Opening reception 
Where: Art Share LA, 801 E. 4th Place, LA, 90013
Website: http://artsharela.org/