ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone 2021 | Theme: Intersectionality, Disability, and Arts Education ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone 2021 | Theme: Intersectionality, Disability, and Arts Education

Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Art Heals

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Nancy Shell
Temple University

Art as a spiritual and healing vehicle for the disabled.

Alphonse Mucha said,” Art only exists to communicate a spiritual message”. Art opens the door to communication of new hope from despair.   There is quite a bit of pain, depression and isolation invisible and visible disabled communities. The need for hope of a better outcome than the one I have currently had of isolation and despair.   Art comes as a healing balm to heal the wounds of life and disability. It creates out of that pain comes a passion fo connection and need   Many disabled people suffer from despair and isolation. Our discussion and presentation will illustrate our art as a healing personal journey and how this personal journey to heal ourselves from isolation and despair and manifested into art programs to serve other disabled people in the Philadelphia Community.

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