Eight mothers participating in our Building Bridges of Hope Art Therapy Group this spring shared their work in a special art exhibition at LSA.
Building Bridges of Hope is a support group with the goal of empowering women, helping them increase self-esteem, build confidence, and find a way out of fear and isolation. Art activities become the tools to facilitate self-expression, reduce feelings of shame and guilt, and develop coping skills to deal with anxiety and depression.
Below are highlights from the exhibit.
Photography: What does it mean to love with your whole heart?
Portraits of strong women
Portraits of Strong Women
Clay: Participants created objects to explore notions of identity within their community.
Portraits of Immigrant Women: What does it mean to be an immigrant for you? “It’s about work and sacrifice. It’s leaving your family behind to look for a better life.”
Felting. Participants said: “It was beautiful what came out. The result was surprising.”
Still Painting: The goal was to develop observation skills, pay attention to details and explore the concept of impermanence.