Exhibition at Tri-C Gallery East Highlights Role of Art Therapy in Cultural Understanding

Hundreds of artworks on display Feb. 23 through March 21

Using art to explore different cultures is the focus of “From Walls to Bridges: Celebrating Identity and Community,” an exhibition of hundreds of artworks on view Feb. 23 through March 21 on the Eastern Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

The free exhibition at Gallery East in the campus’s Education Center looks at how people share their culture through creativity. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

The 17th annual Art and Healing Exhibition is presented by Tri-C’s Creative Arts and Art Therapy departments and Ursuline College’s Counseling and Art Therapy department.

The exhibit’s opening reception will take place 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Savneet Talwar of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will give a free lecture at 7 p.m. that night on art’s role in culture, diversity and identity.

On Friday, Feb. 24, the College will host a creative arts and healing workshop: “Unbound Altars: Creating a Personal Sacred Space for Everyday Life.” The hands-on experiential session with art therapist Barbara Trauger-Querry runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost to attend is $45.

Professionals may earn four continuing education credit hours for the Friday workshop and one for the Thursday lecture. A graduate-level, one-credit-hour workshop with Talwar also will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25.

To register for either workshop, call 440-646-8139 or print and complete the registration form at www.myglobalarts.com/art.

For more information, contact Tri-C art therapy coordinator Mary Sender at 216-987-2475.

Eastern Campus is located at 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills. Gallery East is in room 135 of the Education Center, which is best accessed from Robert Bishop Drive off of Harvard Road.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Buckeye Art Therapy Association.

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