Art and Aging

January 19, 2007

The MPS Art Therapy Department’s ongoing series of lectures and workshops continues with a new offering from faculty member Raquel Stephenson, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT. Stephenson will present a workshop entitled Authenticity in Art: Intersection of Arts and Aging, exploring what it means to grow old. To many, aging entails a complicated entanglement of loss, personal history, medical complications and the unending search for happiness. The workshop will examine what art therapy can offer as a forum to face these issues, explore them and sort them out.

Stephenson is the art therapist for the geriatric psychiatry unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City; she is also the Program Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor of the New York University Creative Aging Therapeutic Services Program. Authenticity in Art will take place on Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm, 132 West 21st Street, 3rd floor. Free admission; attendees must RSVP to 212.592.2610 or To see a complete schedule of MPS Art Therapy Department events, click here.

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