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Fri, May 05


Jacoby Arts Center East Gallery

Complementary & Contrasting Exhibit

Complementary & Contrasting: The Healing Colors of the Art Therapist

Complementary & Contrasting Exhibit
Complementary & Contrasting Exhibit

Time & Location

May 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – May 26, 2023, 5:00 PM

Jacoby Arts Center East Gallery, 627 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002, USA

About the Event

Complementary & Contrasting: The Healing Colors of the Art Therapist

This is an art exhibition showcasing art therapists involved in ARTSY 

(our Main Gallery showing sister show ARTSY)

Participating Therapists:

Rosemary Barnes-Pratt

Dominique Begnaud

Hannah Bisch

Kimberly Brammer

Jen Bruner

Eileen Cheong

Erica Clifford

Fabia D'Amore

Jen Dykeman

Tamara Eberle

Jayashree George

Gussie Klorer

Marvin L. Wells

Laura Lengyel

Emily Morales

Sharyl Parashak

Laura Peroutka

Rani Praizner

Megan Robb

Laura Schmid

Bill Schwartz

Jane Seelig

Kiersten Smith

Renee Tate

Natasha Westrich-Wood

Juried by Jacoby Exhibition Committee

Complementary & Contrasting will be on display in the East Gallery May 5 - May 26, 2023

Showings and Receptions are always FREE & Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-4pm

Closed Monday, Tuesday

Opening Night

First Friday, May 5 from 6-8pm

Join us at 6pm for an Artist Talk by Jen Dykeman:

"Jen Dykeman spent many years trying to figure out how to be an artist and still pay off her student loans. She has an undergrad degree in Art History and returned to the same university (SIUE) twenty years later to study Art Therapy Counseling after paying off her undergraduate student loans and becoming utterly disillusioned with the corporate world. She spent one glorious year taking studio classes in order to get into the Art Therapy Counseling program and received a dual master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling and uses art therapy and psychotherapy to help patients and families experiencing grief and loss. Dykeman’s piece, “The Beautiful Brokenhearted”,  featured in the book is a meditation on finding strength in loss, the fragility of human existence and the capacity of humans to mend their own broken hearts and transform themselves after tragic events. Her work is about not being afraid of walking away from what doesn’t serve us and finding ourselves through inner strength and resilience. Dykeman describes her own style as moody and emotional, tinged with some dark edges but also filled with light and joy and a lot of color. Her work is organic with themes of life, death and regeneration expressed through energy and movement and she considers herself an intuitive artist drawing on psychological and philosophical theories learned through her 10 years as a hospice grief counselor and art therapist."


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