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January 16 , 2008 Art and Health Art and Health

The connections between art and health are at once obvious and ignored. Music, architecture, landscapes, dance, painting, poetry all figure significantly in our mental and physical well being.

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses art materials, such as paints, chalk and markers. Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process, especially the affective properties of the different art materials. (wikipedia)

Public art can enhance or detract from our environment, changing our perceptions and how we interact with others.

Join our dialogue on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 AM as we art and health.

We invite your calls and email with questions, comments and personal stories about dealing with mental health challenges in your family or community.

Audio Archives


  • Susan Clark, Art Therapist. Susan is a registered art therapist with a Master's Degree in Art Therapy from George Washington University. She teaches An Introduction to Art Therapy at Acadia Senior College and works with small groups.
  • Donna McNeil Director, Maine Arts Commission. Donna has worked in several capacities to promote art and understand the relationship between art and disease recovery.



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