Art Nest Showing Art “Works”
Sick Kids strutting their artistic selves
This month Art Nest, Hoboken’s only Art Therapy Studio and Gallery, is honored to be hosting a Traveling Art Show of work done by the children and young adults of ArtWorks.
The ArtWorks Foundation provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. ArtWorks was inspired by the life of Naomi Cohain, who passed away from bone cancer at the age of 15. Through her battle with cancer, Naomi was devoted to using creative expression as an outlet and source of comfort.
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“We are thrilled to be able to display the work of these courageous young artists”, says Art Nest Co-Director Kate Murray. “ArtWorks’ dedication and recognition of the power of art as a tool for healing and self-expression is at the heart of our work as art therapists. They recognize how integral the creative art therapies are in working with young people and we hope this show allows the community to see for themselves the value of art making as well as art therapy.”
According to The American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is based on the belief that the creative process used in artistic self-expression is both healing and life-enhancing. Art Therapy is an established mental health profession that combines the creative process with traditional psychotherapy. A licensed Art Therapist is a Master’s level professional who is trained in both art and therapy.
Art Nest was opened by Nationally Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapists Stephanie Brady and Kate Murray in the Monroe Center for the Arts in May of 2008. Their mission is to nurture the creativity within all individuals. In addition to art therapy sessions they also offer open studio times, art workshops, and creative classes for individuals of all ages.
The community is invited to the Opening Reception for the ArtWorks Traveling Art Show on Friday, February 13th from 4-7 p.m. at Art Nest, 720 Monroe Street, Studio #E505, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
For more information on Art Nest please visit www.artneststudio.com or call 646.688.5478.
For more information on ArtWorks please visit www.artworksfoundation.org