ART WELLNESS EXCHANGE
Museum of Durham History Presents Stranger Times, Durham NC
The MoDH has officially announced the launch of their new exhibit, Stranger Times, inspired by the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Stranger Things. Stories of teenagers and their experiences during the pandemic will be highlighted. We are honored to join the sponsors for this wonderful initiative.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art-University of Oregon
During this experience, we will dedicate our time pouring into educators, staff, and faculty. Utilizing art to launch our conversations, we will explore all things wellness, signs of burnout, and establishing realistic expectations to maintain balance between personal and professional demands.
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC
We are excited to return to the North Carolina Museum of Art with multiple offerings available for college students to participate in the Art Wellness Exchange® experience. Students will have the opportunity to engage mindfully with their peers while spending time in the calm and beautiful galleries of the Museum.
The Art Wellness Exchange® is an introspective experience, leveraging art to build mental health awareness, generate conversation, and strengthen community connections. The Art Wellness Exchange® provides an alternative for participants to gain mental health awareness within an everyday space, aimed to reduce stigma and encourage the continuation of their mental health journey. The Art Wellness Exchange® can be curated for multiple audiences from students, faculty, staff, and healthcare workers. Investment in our community is not merely transactional and it is vital to focus on system wide enhancements rather than relying solely on individual intervention.
We are now prepared to offer the Art Wellness Exchange® through our audio platform and have created a sample draft for demonstration purposes only. For additional information, please email Ashley@handmadedreams.org.
International African American Museum
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
January 2023- March 2023
Harn Museum of Art-University of Florida
Wellness and Creativity Workshop
July 23, 2022
Norton Museum of Art
Women's Walk Community Day
March 19, 2022
North Carolina Museum of Art
Self-Care for Caregivers Series
August 2021-October 2021
Due to confidentiality, all names have been removed.
The Art Wellness Exchange® is based on Herbert Blumer's Symbolic Interactionism (Blumer 1969, Symbolic Interactionism Perspective and Method, University of California Press), which is based on 3 principles.
People act toward things, including each other, based on the meanings they have for them.
These meanings are derived through social interaction with others.
These meanings are managed and transformed through an interpretive process that people use to make sense of and handle the objects that constitute their social worlds