The Value of Art to Healing and Social Connectedness

  Start Date December 3
  Time 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of art and dialogue, where the guests in our panel will discuss the value that art holds on the healing process of mental illness, as represented in the exhibition Somewhere in the Balance.

Moderated by HCP's Director of Education - Juliana Forero, Ph.D., the panelist include members of the The Menninger Clinic -Jon Allen, Ph.D. - senior psychologist, Kula Moore- art therapist, and Brad Kennedy- director of rehabilitation services, collaborative artistic team Hillerbrand+Magsamen and HCP's Outreach Coordinator - Jamie Robertson.

The Menninger Clinic in Houston specializes in assessing and treating adolescents and adults with complex psychiatric illness, including co-occurring disorders. Inpatient, community re-integration and traditional outpatient services are offered. Programs integrate evidence-based and biopsychosocial therapies. Menninger ranks among America’s Best Hospitals in psychiatry in U.S.News & World Report’s annual survey.

The collaborative artistic team of Hillerbrand+Magsamen, draws upon the rich Fluxus practice of incorporating humor, performance, video and everyday objects and they expand their personal family life into a contemporary art conversation about family dynamics, suburban life and American consumer excess. This new kind of “suburban fluxus” generates work that documents and re-contextualizes our objects and possessions of self, family and culture, the role of the camera in contemporary art and challenges presumptions of the everyday.

As HCP's Outreach Coordinator, Jamie Robertson, has developed and implemented exciting and meaningful outreach programs. In addition Jamie is reviving successful HCP outreach programs such as Girls' Own Stories, while continuing to nurture HCP's long term partnership with Texas Children's Hospital's Arts in Medicine Program.

Juliana Forero is HCP's Director of Education, where she leads the educational programs of its Learning Center and the outreach programs that bring photo-based arts education into the Houston community.

Reception will start at 6:00pm. Drinks and light snacks will be served.
The panel will begin at 6:30p.m.

Level Introductory