'Health + the Arts' exhibit to open Feb. 15

| Amanda Bulger

"Health + the Arts," a collaborative project between UW-Eau Claire's Institute for Health Sciences, department of art & design, and the Foster Gallery, opens Feb. 15 and runs through March 13 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. Gallery events are free and open to the public.
 
This exhibition explores the intersection of health and the arts from different perspectives: health and healing as represented in art, and art as a form of healing. Viewers will see works related to local art therapists and their participants, clinician well-being, health equity, medical illustration, and health in media, as well as a selection of contemporary artists addressing health in their artwork.

Additional "Health + the Arts" Events:

Thursday, Feb 14, 6:30pm: Performance by Wayne Zorn during "Health + the Arts" opening reception, Foster Gallery

Wednesday, Feb 27, 12:00pm: Artist Talk by Ted Meyer, Foster Gallery

Thursday, Feb 28, 11am - 2pm:  Ted Meyer Workshop, Foster Gallery

Thursday, Feb  28, 5:00pm:  Artist Talk by Ted Meyer, Mayo Clinic

Wednesday, March 13, 6pm:  Art Therapy Talk by local Art Therapists: Amy Hahn, Jaydn Alexander and Trisha Lundin, Foster Gallery, Please register Here

Foster Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4:30 p.m. weekends. For more information, contact the Foster Gallery at 715-836-2328 or fostergallery@uwec.edu, or visit the Foster Gallery Facebook page.