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Tags: art therapy, art therapy without borders, arts, combat paper project, crafts, dr. tara leigh tappert, George Mason University, military, rehabilitation, research, service, veterans
This past week-end myself and ATWB Advisory Council member Elizabeth Warson attended a planning meeting for In Service to Our Nation: Arts and Crafts and the Military at the Art School @ George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. This research project funded from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (The University of North Carolina Asheville) is being led by Dr. Tara Leigh Tappert to showcase and study arts & crafts in the military for rehabilitation, vocational training and as recreation to promote well being and healing. The day included presentations by Dr. Tappert and Patrick Sargent, a tour of the George Mason Printmaking Studio and brainstorming ideas for supporting Dr. Tappert’s grant. The meeting brought together artists, organizations, and professionals from the arts and the military, arts and healing, and arts and crafts practitioners, including our partner The Combat Paper Project and another ATWB Advisory Council Member, CPP Co-Founder Drew Matott.
Dr. Tappert presented on several themes that she has created to describe the arts role in the military such as Recruit, Record, Rehabilitate, Recreate, Remember, React, Respect, and Reorient. Below are some links, artists, and projects to check out related to Dr. Tappert’s themes:
- Military Recruitment Posters
- Sketchpad Warrior– Combat Artist, Marines- Sgt. Kristopher J. Battles
- Fire & Ice– War Artist and Correspondent, Michael D. Fay- Marines (retired)
- Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements
- National Veterans Creative Arts Festival
- Eyes Wide Open– An Exhibit About the Human Cost of War
- Operation Homecoming
- 100 Portraits of War Experience
- The Combat Paper Project
Art Therapy Without Borders looks forward to learning more about this project and assisting with its development and promotion!
Tags: advisory council, American Indian medicine, American Indians, art therapists, art therapy, art therapy without borders, cancer survivors, Elizabeth Warson, GWU, interview, NEA, research, Society for Arts in Healthcare
During 2011, Art Therapy Without Borders will be featuring members from the Advisory Council as an opportunity to learn more about their work and some of the art therapy initiatives they are involved in that speak to this community’s vision. February’s spotlight includes Dr. Elizabeth Warson:
Tell readers a little about yourself and what your interests are in art therapy: Like many art therapists, I am a person with diverse interests. Depending on the day, I may identify myself as an artist, researcher, instructor, workshop facilitator, mentor…. Being an artist is the core of who I am; I savor my time in the studio and am always looking for venues to exhibit my work. I feel fortunate that my day job as an assistant professor at George Washington University provides me with a supportive environment for all my endeavours. Art therapy has always made “sense” to me regardless of the politics, lack of employment, and misconceptions about the field. What make “sense” to me these days is collaborating with American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawaiians on wellness-based initiatives. My “story” can be accessed from a recent article in GWToday.
What do you believe are important considerations or emerging issues for the international art therapy community to pay attention to? Community-based participatory approaches are on the frontline of research and have relevance to practitioners with respect to developing successful partnerships. Collaboration from the inception of any program/study is vital to creating sustainable practices, which is key to working with underserved communities. International organizations such as Art Therapy without Borders and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare are providing the platform to create successful collaborative relationships.
What are some special art therapy projects you are working on and for 2011? In collaboration with the Coharie tribe and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs –through funding from the NEA–we are conducting monthly cultural art workshops for the youth in two settlements of the Coharie tribe. The documentation from workshops will lead to a traditional arts curriculum for the Cohaire, contributing to their archiving and preservation efforts. Two traditional artists from the tribe serve as the workshop facilitators.
Through the GW Summer Institute program, we are offering a two-week American Indian Art Therapy immersion experience with the Oglala tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. This trip is open to students and professionals not affiliated with George Washington University. Learn more here.
I am presently wrapping up two studies: An American Cancer Society grant provided me with funding to conduct 14 wellness-based art therapy workshops for American Indian cancer survivors in North Carolina. An internal grant from George Washington University supported a one-day community workshop exploring the interrelationship between American Indian medicine and art therapy.
This fall I will be conducting a two-day felting making workshop for the Native People’s Circle of Hope conference in Billings, Montana. This workshop is an extension of my work with my collaborator John Lorance. John and I have been offering therapeutic feltmaking workshops together since 2006.
How can people contact you or find out more about your work? You can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-299-4147 or you can facebook me at Elizabeth Warson. Because much of my research becomes property of the tribal communities I partner with, I am unable to routinely publicize their artwork on the internet. I have a couple publications coming out this year that I will link to my GW faculty homepage. Our graduate program also maintains a blog that chronicles our research, international excursions, and special events.
Art Therapy Without Borders thanks Dr. Warson for this interview and sharing her work with the ATWB community!
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- Postcard art continues to be made, sent, and received all around the world with Art Therapy Without Borders’ International Postcard Art Exchange!
Please note participating in this exchange is now closed, but you can stay connected to future ATWB art project announcements and events through subscribing to this blog, joining our Facebook page, or watching the ATWB website.
Tags: art, art therapists, art therapy, art therapy students, art therapy without borders, global, international, postcards
This week in the US brings a time for thanks and gratitude with family & friends… As we gear up for this celebration, one of the many things we are thankful for includes the community, connection, and creativity that ATWB’s postcard art exchange is bringing to the international art therapy community.
We thank ATWB postcard art exchangers for being part of this project, sharing their art, stories, and work/studies….
We continue to be inspired, energized, and excited about postcards being made, sent, and received!
Check out a special ATWB e-news launched today to showcase all the postcard art and exchanging going on around Planet Art Therapy! Feel free to share with friends, colleagues, classmates, and others who might be interested! Enjoy!
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Week 2 of ATWB’s International Postcard Art Exchange has brought more creative gifts and connection to the ATWB mailbox! This week we received postcards from US states such as New York, Chicago, Texas, Massachusetts, Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, and from Australia, Toronto, Nova Scotia, Italy and the UK. It is wonderful to see the excitement and community of this global event continue to grow!
ATWB is also excited to see participants blogging about their postcard art and experience. Check out these posts:
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The interest for Art Therapy Without Borders’ International Postcard Art Exchange has been amazing! Our deadline for participating closed Friday, but we were pleased to see that word spread quickly across social networking sites and blogs to reach many in the international art therapy community.
Our exchange will include over 350 art therapists and art therapy students participating from Singapore, India, France, Scotland, Slovac Republic, Canada, Ireland, Australia, the UK, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Belgium, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hungary, Honduras, Chile, the United States, South Africa, Germany, Peru, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Portugal, and Hong Kong. How exciting is that?
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Art Therapy Without Borders in partnership with The Art Therapy Alliance and International Art Therapy Organization, launched a new, global art event for the art therapy community this week. Join us for our first International Postcard Art Exchange!!! The goal of our collaborative art project is for art therapists and art therapy students living all over the world to create, share, and receive postcard art, as well as create community through learning more about the art therapy work and studies taking place in different regions and parts of the globe.
In just a couple of hours, ATWB has already received over 30 requests to participate from art therapists and art therapy students from New Zealand, Italy, Chile, Greece, the UK, Honduras, Hungary, and the United States.
To learn more about the details of this exchange and how to sign up, visit the ATWB website. Deadline to sign up is October 15, 2010!