Category Archives: Art Therapy

ArtSpace Opens Doors

Although it’s a gray and dreary day, HomeFront’s Family Preservation Center, in a former dormitory of the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in West Trenton, is alive with color. Whiskey barrels painted yellow, purple, kiwi green and in polka … Continue reading

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Princeton’s New Hospital Opens with Art

If you were lying in a hospital room, what kind of art would you want to see? There are as many answers as there are patients. Now, hospitals are joining museums as places to exhibit artwork. The Princeton area boasts … Continue reading

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Vote for Art that Heals

Can Art Heal? Here’s artist, educator and art therapist Eva Mantell’s impassioned letter to friends and family about voting for an artist-in-residence on the oncology ward of Princeton Healthcare Systems: “Princeton Healthcare System has partnered with The Arts Council of Princeton … Continue reading

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Inside Out: Outsider Artists Tell Their Stories

Whether it’s called Outsider Art, Visionary Art, Naïve Art, or Intuitive Art, art produced by self-taught individuals, often without formal training, can reveal an innate personal vision that many trained artists strive to attain. According to the American Visionary Art … Continue reading

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Puzzles of the Brain

By now, many are familiar with the story of Lonni Sue Johnson. A spate of media, from The New York Times and NPR, as well as local Princeton publications, wrote about the highly successful illustrator, with six New Yorker covers … Continue reading

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Miles in Smiles

Third-generation artist Lonni Sue Johnson is on a path back from amnesia, thanks to mentoring and support from her sister and mother The 1985 New Yorker cover by Lonni Sue Johnson shows an artist in an all-white loft, at an … Continue reading

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Capital Artwork

As mentioned in Art Heals, posted November 22, the new Capital Health Hospital in Hopewell has 600 works by 70 local artists on view. Some of the artwork can be seen below. If you are an artist who has work … Continue reading

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Art Heals

We may be getting better, but we’re also getting older, and that means more hospital visits. The good news is, two new state-of-the-art medical facilities will soon open on the Route 1 Corridor. Princeton Healthcare Systems plans to open University … Continue reading

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Interior Design

Art venues sprout up in the unlikeliest of venues. In some instances, office buildings offer art galleries in their lobbies in order to help bring arts-and-culturally minded types into their midst. Alternatively, guerrilla artists may present artwork in a public … Continue reading

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Art for Healing

Designing hospitals as centers of healing is an art. Not only can a hospital provide a comforting environment for patients, but a well-designed medical center remembers to take care of the caregiver, who can convey a sense of wellbeing to … Continue reading

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