Healing with Art – Reno Gazette Article – Art and Garden Therapy

Its proven that art acts as a therapy and has a relaxing healing effect on many people. Hospitals and therapy center are incorporating art in their building and garden areas to help relax patients and their families that visit.

Maggie O’Neill wrote the article Healing with Art which was in the Reno Gazette October 30, 2007. It covers the art that is being hung this week and is on exibit at the new Tahoe Tower in the Renown Regional Center in Nevada.

The article covers the topics of art and its relaxing effects. The Renown Regional Center has a “Healing Arts” program that they have used since the 1990’s.

The article is interesting in the fact that is also talks about the hanging of the various art styles, art media and the work involved in hanging a show.

Healing Garden

Plans will start in a year at the Renown Center for an outdoor healing garden that will be located between 3 of their buildings. It was called a “Central Park” in the article. The outdoor healing garden will have a water theme and one piece by David Kessler called the “Sunrise Shimmer” which is located in the Tahoe Tower will be the link between the indoor art and outdoor healing gardens.

The Tahoe Tower will be the introduction to therapy that relaxes both patients and their families with the addition of the gardens as a place to relax and enjoy family.

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One response to “Healing with Art – Reno Gazette Article – Art and Garden Therapy”

  1. Keri Eagan

    I have heard great things about art therapy. A few years ago I went to art school and there was a noticable “mood” about the place. I believe that this was due to emotional involment that happens when creativity is tapped.

    Keri Eagan
    .-= Keri Eagan´s last blog ..Mutiny at the Asylum! =-.