“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.

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.