Reflect: Healing Through Art

May 20th - June 7th

ArtServe presents “Reflect: Healing Through Art,” a multi-disciplinary art installation featuring artists of all levels and backgrounds who use art as a tool to positively manage addiction recovery, mental illness, physical disability, injury, chronic illness and the consequential impact of social discrimination.

Along with the works presented by ArtServe members and artist from throughout South Florida, experience the therapeutic power of art and connect with featured artists Wilma Bulkin Siegel's “Spirituality” series. This is a conceptual art project that includes 14 paintings on canvas which hang unframed from the ceiling. They are hung together as a curtain winding. They hang together rather than as one portrait of each individual. They move from air current. Dr. Siegel has painted them as a whole in separate pieces and their center of interest in each is the Heart.

Art Therapy and Healing in the Community Exhibition
|At the heart of exhibition “Reflect” brings together and displays the work of some of the area's esteemed nonprofit community partners including.  Works explaining and which are part of these organization's Art Therapy and Healing programs. See below for participating organizations.

“Reflect: Healing Through Art Gallery Reception”
Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

Join ArtServe for an inspiring showcase of art and a celebration of artists who demonstrate the many ways in which art heals the soul and rejuvenates the spirit during the free gallery reception for “Reflect: Healing Through Art.”

Enjoy performances by students of the Exceptional Theater Company, which energizes and motivates children, teens, adults and seniors with disabilities to achieve creative expression and involvement in the community through the power of theater, as well as performances by independent musicians and dancers who use their art to advocate for patients and manage illness.

Representatives from the participating organizations will be on-hand to discuss their programs and how Art is used as a healing tool.

“Reflect: Healing Through Art Panel Discussion”
Wednesday, June 5 at 6pm

Join ArtServe for a deep dive into the power of art as healing therapy with a panel of local experts who have extensive and sometimes personal experience with using art as a recuperative instrument.

“Reflect: A Conversation with Fernanda do Valle
Friday, May 24th at 5pm

FREE YOURSELF!   You were born to be REAL... not PERFECT
Photography project

2019 Participating Organizations

ARTISTS WITH AUTISM provides self-employment opportunities and training for aspiring artists with autism to become self-sufficient, independent entrepreneurs. Several of these artist entrepreneurs are featured in the Reflect exhibition.ArtStART Mentoring Emerging Teenage Artists, is a professional development program that offers “career-track” teen artists real world experience by showcasing their talents in two professional exhibitions, teaching them how to create art presentation document and curate an exhibit with multiple artists.

FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA held a student art contest to raise awareness of the summer hunger epidemic families face when children receiving food assistance at school miss meals during summer vacation. The winning entry will be featured on the truck fleet that distributes the food throughout South Florida.

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

REBEL’S DROP-IN CENTER offers free mental health support services to those suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues, giving them artistic outlets, a sense of community, and a positive environment on their path to recovery. Art produced by participants a means of healing expression are featured.

SOUTH FLORIDA WELLNESS NETWORK Students in an addiction recovery program channel energy and creativity, gain confidence, learn discipline and have an avenue for personal expression through “The Lens of Empowerment” art program. Students are trained in art and photography and their original works are on display in Reflect.