School of Visual Arts presents an exhibition of art by the MPS Art Therapy Department, on view February 14 through March 14 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public. SVA Galleries close Friday, March 6, for a staff holiday.
This exhibition is an “Open Invitation” to participate with MPS Art Therapy students and the people they work with at their internship sites. As artwork from the therapeutic relationship is put on display, the general public is asked to contribute to the exhibition formation not only through their presence, but also by sharing artwork on the invitation card and adding it to the show. In an effort to enhance interpersonal value, the focus on process broadens the sense of community and inclusion.
MPS Art Therapy at SVA equips students with a strong clinical foundation, combined with intensive training in studio art, art therapy principles and practices, contemporary theories of psychological development and the nature of creativity. Fundamental to the program is the concept that the art therapist and client work together and thus can affect each other’s growth.