ACA at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 4 PM – 7 PM
On Display: February 5 – 22, 2019
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Art Therapist Ruth Harpaz writes “both my own research and my Art Therapy practice have been enriched by the use of narrative and storytelling as therapy interventions. The storytelling ability emanates from narrative knowledge.” Arthur Frank also explains why storytelling and the narrative is so important in his Art Therapy sessions, “patients create empathic bonds between the wounded story teller and the wounded healer.” Humans need empathy and understanding, that it why telling their story can be so liberating. Some of the earliest art was evidence of our ancestors telling stories. Ancient communities and cultures were founded on stories and legends. Storytelling can also be an interesting way to teach fundamental values, but it can also be a cunning way to scare the masses.
Curated by Bethany Bennett, MFA