The Art of Health

Featured scholar: Maureen Towey. // Art can be a tool to promote healing, a way to express pain, fear, grief, and hope, and a method of sharing information and educating people about healthy behavior. It is a gift available to the very young and the very old, to those who will recover from what ails them, and those who will not, to the farmer, the merchant, and the executive alike. Whatever the medium — theatre or music, crafts or storytelling, photography or sculpture — art helps us send messages to others and to look within. “Painting,” said Pablo Picasso, “is just another way of keeping a diary.” How does art help us heal? How can we advocate for its broader use in healthcare settings?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

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