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UCLA Medical School's 'Guest Artist' Is Helping To Teach Doctors About Disease

Reposted from Huffington Post Arts & Culture

Ted Meyer, Scarred for Life: Meyer uses block-print ink to transform human scars into vibrant colorful abstractions in his “Scarred for Life” series, inviting others to share the physical remnants of their survival stories. 

Ted Meyer is the guest artist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. If you weren’t aware that medical schools had guest artists, you’re not alone. But this initiative is very real, aiming to teach doctors about illness through the practice of art.

Yes, Meyer’s work brings artists together to help educate future physicians and epidemiologists on the more human aspects of disease. “The artists use their work to tell a story,” Los Angeles-based Meyer told The Huffington Post. “It helps the doctors look at people as more than something to cure.”

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I Remember Better When I Paint

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s.

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Updates from the Children's Healing Art Project

Dear Friends of CHAP,

All of us here at CHAP want to say thank you, thank you, thank you!! We have really felt the love and support of our community this year, and because of you we have been able to make the first six months in our new South East Portland home a great success! If you haven’t stopped by to check out the studio and gallery that you-our community of supporters-have helped us create we invite you to stop by and say hello!

Here is a great opportunity for you to swing by and say hello! As you may, or may not know, we open our doors to the community every first Friday of the month to see in person the healing power of art. Each month our teaching artists curate a show featuring artwork of the amazing and talented young

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Art Therapy Alliance Favicard on the Go with July Fernández in Guadalajara, Mexico

This Art Therapy Alliance Favicard on the Go submission was received by July Fernández, an Art Therapist from Mexico living in Guadalajara. Thank you July! July first studied Nutrition Science and worked for several years in this field. …

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Art Therapy Alliance Favicard on the Go with Jen Alward, MA, LPC, ATRL-BC in Eagle River, Wisconsin

Today’s Favicard on the Go photos were received by Jen Alward, MA, LPC, ATRL-BC, an art therapist in Eagle River, Wisconsin- Thank you Jen for sharing your experiences, journey, and work for this series! “I am a therapist in a small town in north…

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Art Therapy Alliance 2012 Year in Review: Milestones, Happenings & Projects

2012 has been another active year for the Art Therapy Alliance with community focused projects to help promote art therapy, new resources, and some celebrating of milestones! Here are some of the highlights: Spaces & Places: Wh…

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Art Therapy Alliance Favicard On the Go with (Clare) Kit Keung in Singapore

“Being creative is not a hobby, it is in every day life”. This Art Therapy Alliance Favicard photo was submitted by (Clare) Kit Keung, an Art Therapist practicing in Singapore: About Kit and her photo: The desire and possibility to cr…

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Newtown Elementary School Shooting Benefit: Artist Donates Work To Help Victims

Jeremy Collins Sandy Hook Art for Healing and Consolation

The tragic events that occurred on December 14 at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., ended 26 lives and left the entire nation confused, angry and anxious. Artist Jeremy Collins reacted by channeling his complex emotions and desire to help into a two-color sketch conveying the massive community of friends, community members and absolute strangers willing to send their prayers and support to the victims.

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Art Therapy Perspectives & Social Media with Victoria Scarborough, MPS

It is my pleasure to feature this interview with Victoria Scarborough, MPS, New York art therapist and blogger for Art Therapy Perspectives.  After being invited through Twitter to participate in her Interview Series on her blog, I was curious …

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Happy Holidays!

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