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Trauma, Art, & Healing: A Community Conversation

  • Pamphlets from the Chester River Wellness Alliance are set out for attendees to take and read
    Pamphlets from the Chester River Wellness Alliance are set out for attendees to take and read
  • Rachel Boyle talks about the REACH Center at Washington College
    Rachel Boyle talks about the REACH Center at Washington College
  • Peter Bruun talks about the New Day Campaign and the Heroin & Healing Art Exhibition
    Peter Bruun talks about the New Day Campaign and the Heroin & Healing Art Exhibition
  • Phylicia Ghee explains her healing practices involving art
    Phylicia Ghee explains her healing practices involving art
  • Deborah Mizeur explains her healing practice involving Herbal Alchemy

    Deborah Mizeur explains her healing practice involving Herbal Alchemy

  • Pamela Whyte, president of the Chester River Wellness Alliance, shares her personal experience with trauma and healing
    Pamela Whyte, president of the Chester River Wellness Alliance, shares her personal experience with trauma and healing
  • The speakers facilitate an informal conversation with the audience

    The speakers facilitate an informal conversation with the audience

Location: Hynson Lounge

March 04, 2018
Trauma, Art, & Healing is a program of the Kent County Art Council’s “Heroin & Healing Exhibition Project”

On Sunday, March 4th, the Kent County Arts Council partnered with Washington College’s REACH Center for prevention, education, and advocacy, to hold a community conversation. The event focused on developing a holistic approach to wellness and how creating art can act as a healing process for trauma. The talk was introduced by John Schratwieser, the director of the Kent County Arts Council. Rachel Boyle, the director of Prevention, Education, and Advocacy at the Washington College REACH center, then talked briefly about WAC’s wellness initiatives and how the new REACH center at the college will serve as a space to promote student wellness.

The event discussed the New Day Campaign as well, which is an initiative to use art and public engagement to challenge the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance use. Peter Bruun, the curator of the New Day Campaign, talked about the new Heroin & Healing Art Exhibition, and several guest speakers also shared their experiences with trauma and healing, as well as their own healing practices. Artist Phylicia Ghee talked about her recent art exhibit and about art as a healing mechanism for trauma, while Deborah Mizeur and Pamela Whyte shared their personal journeys and current healing practices. The speakers then facilitated an informal conversation with the attendees of the event. The event was followed by a communal healing experience.


Last modified on Mar. 8th at 2:43pm by Nick Blake.