ArtServe Mental Health Exhibit Celebrates Emotional Wellness Through Art Free Exhibit Runs Through June 16

In an art exhibit entitled “Wellness Exhibition: Fostering Mental and Emotional Health – An Artist’s Journey Through Healing” that runs through June 16, ArtServe explores how artists apply various genres and mediums to convey different journeys of well-being, self-love and healing through their art. ArtServe curated the “Wellness”exhibit from local artists’ submissions. Entries also were welcomed from both adults and students in the eighth grade through college. “It’s long been known in medical circles that art is a highly effective form of therapy that encourages non-verbal communication and healing when people are often unable to speak for whatever the reason,” ArtServe executive director Jason Hughes said. “Exploring self-expression through the outlet of various artforms can create a safe space that helps many embrace and sort through their own personal difficulties.” According to the American Art Therapy Association, there are over 5,000 art therapists practicing nationwide who provide services for individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative processes, applied psychological theory and human experience within a psycho-therapeutic relationship. A solo exhibit entitled “Story of a Woman’s Journey” produced by Deborah Strelkow will run concurrently to the “Wellness” exhibit at ArtServe. ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts. Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists.