Healing Through Art

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Art is integral to the human experience—a truth never more manifest than in artist Ted Meyer's work. Meyer has dedicated his life to championing the power of art to help patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Now, in collaboration between Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) and The Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Meyer and his work are coming to West Michigan.

Art & Healing showcases work from Meyer's 16-year project Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars, which chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through transformative accidents and health crises. His prints will be exhibited alongside similarly themed work from KCAD students Beibei Chen, Leilei Chen, Taylor Graham and Loni Platte.

The exhibit runs March 21 through April 8, 2017, in KCAD's Helen Miller Kendall Gallery at 17 Fountain St. NW in Grand Rapids.

Art & Healing coincides with Meyer's visit to GVSU, where he will speak about his life and his work. Scarred for Life: Healing Through Art will be held March 28, from 1 – 2 p.m., in the Loosemore Auditorium inside the DeVos Center on GVSU's Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Both Meyer's exhibit and presentation are free and open to the public. Find more information about Art & Healing at www.kcad.edu, and RSVP for Meyer's presentation at www.gvsu.edu.

 Photo courtesy of Kendall College of Art and Design. 

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