Art of Recovery with Cindy Perlis
Wednesday, January 27 at 2:00pm to 4:50pm
Lawrence Hall, Room 249
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR
Join Cindy Perlis for a special presentation in AAD 410/510: Arts in Healthcare Management .
Cindy Perlis is a clinical artist and the Director of Art for Recovery at the University of California, San Francisco
, where she enables people coping with life-threatening illnesses to express their creative spirit at a time when so much I s changing in their lives. Listening to their stories and helping patients to express their feelings through art experientials
gives them an opportunity to say, “this is how it feels for me.”
Art for Recovery has become an umbrella for many special projects: the award winning Breast Cancer Quilts Project; the Firefly Project (an exchange of letters and art works between middle and high school healthy teens and adults coping with cancer and AIDS); 12-week SPIRIT art making workshops; 8-week writing and poetry workshops; ongoing art support groups and participation in studies being held at UCSF Medical Center. Patient artwork and the Breast Cancer Quilts have been exhibited in hospital units, civic and corporate buildings, pharmaceutical companies across the country and renowned medical centers such as the National Institutes of Health.