The Delafield Arts Center will feature a special exhibit centered on recovery starting November 1, 2012 and running through December 31, 2012. Located at 803 Genesee Street in downtown Delafield, the exhibition – Imagery of a Healing Journey – features a selection of paintings, drawings and sculpture from experiential therapy used in treatment at Rogers Memorial Hospital. Patients with art on display range from age 12 to 65.
“Our whole premise in getting these pieces out in the community is to offer a glimpse into some of the innermost experiences of the children, adolescents and adults who receive treatment at Rogers,” Tina Szada, MS, ATR-BC, an art therapist at Rogers’ Eating Disorder Center, said. As a clinical therapist who works in the Experiential Therapy Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital, she stresses the importance of using art as a therapeutic tool on the road to recovery. “We can get so much information from these pieces – they are a great way to start conversations. A picture really is worth a thousand words. The art actually helps to give us a glimpse into how our patients really see themselves and how they are feeling on their road to recovery. Families, too, appreciate the insight the art gives them.”