The MPS in Art Therapy Department at SVA recently partnered with the Rehabilitation Unit of Bellevue Hospital in a project called Make Your Mark. The project offered newly-disabled patients, undergoing intensive rehabilitation, the unique experience of using their assistive devices to create art. Participants used the treads of their wheelchairs and the rubber cups from their canes and crutches in the artistic process. With their marks and patterns, participants created a large-scale mural and wearable art for T-shirts. The mural will be placed on display in the Rehabilitation Unit at Bellevue.
During a two-day workshop in June, graduate students from the department coordinated with the Fight Against Childhood Epilepsy & Seizures (FACES) Program, a division of New York University Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to create a seven-part Plexiglas mural for the center’s lobby. The workshop provided children with epilepsy a new experience of imagination, fun and creative freedom. The mural, which portrays an underwater theme, will be unveiled at a reception on August 5 at the FACES Epilepsy Center, 403 East 34 Street, 4th floor – River Gate, 6pm.