Torpedo Factory Art Center to Recognize Mental Health Awareness Week | Arts & Culture
From the Torpedo Factory:
(Alexandria, VA) During Mental Health Awareness Week, October 2-8, 2011, the Torpedo Factory Art Center invites the public to attend a free mask making workshop and lecture led by Creative Wellbeing Workshops on Thursday, October 6. In connection with the Target Gallery’s exhibition, Masks, the gallery and the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center are working with the organization, Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria (PHA) to help raise awareness of the importance of art as therapy for mental illness and highlight the PHA’s art exhibition. PHA’s exhibition is titled Art Uniting People - A celebration of creativity and mental health, located at The Charles Beatley Library in Alexandria.
This workshop will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Thursday, October 6, 6- 7pm and is open to the first 19 people who sign up. The lecture is immediately following at 7pm and is open to everyone! Both workshop and lecture are FREE!
Art therapist group, Creative Wellbeing Workshops, will lead the workshop; they will also provide a brief presentation discussing the importance and power of art as a tool for healing. The gallery will have photographs documenting the “Art Uniting People” exhibit, and information from Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria available for the public in our Site 2 and 3 Galleries. Following the workshop, participants will be invited to exhibit their finished masks in our Site 2 and Site 3 galleries. This exhibition would include information about the workshop, the Art Uniting People Exhibit, and a hotline for those in need of help.