Art of Healing of Project

Sound Community Services was fortunate to be one of seven agencies to participate in the Art of Healing Regional Initiative Project, organized by the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition. This project brought the skills and vision of a local artist to each agency to work with clients through a therapeutic process of healing, self-expression and self-discovery. The other agencies who took part include Artreach, Child and Family Agency, Horses Healing Humans, Our Piece of the Pie in Eastern CT Youth Center, Reliance Health, Inc., and The Light House. Our clients had the opportunity to learn from artist Katie Fogg as they participated in the Art of Healing project, discovering how art is therapeutic. There were five two-hour sessions where clients were instructed in how to bring their emotions out on paper, a journey which led them to the decision about the subject they wanted to paint on canvas. They also enjoyed a trip to Katie’s studio to view her work and deepen their experience. Our clients’ artwork will be on displayed in a travelling exhibit through September. For a full schedule, check out our Art of Healing Travelling Exhibit post. We hope you will enjoy these photos of some of our clients participating in the Art of Healing project below: