Saturday, May 15, 2010

Healing Through Expression

Healing Through Expression

Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma
June 7 through July 16, 2010
Reception and gallery talk: Friday, June 11, 6:30 to 8:30pm

ASTT clients, immigrants living in and around Baltimore and Silver Spring, present artwork from the art therapy group Kitchen Stories, led by Art on Purpose Resident Artist Julie Lin. Using food as a focal point, clients gathered each week to share stories about cooking, eating, and family. Clients illustrated their experiences in their home countries and their lives in America now through their collage-style artwork, their words (often translated from their native language), or in their recollection of a recipe from their home country.

A few pieces of work from ASTT’s Fall 2009 Healing Images photography group will also be displayed at Space 7:10. This year, renowned photojournalist Monica Lopossay led the group to explore their worlds through digital photography – beginning with camera fundamentals and then choosing images to capture in their daily lives that invite reflection. Not only are the photographs powerful, but the survivors’ words of reflection continue to resonate as a testament to their inner strength.

ASTT is proud to present both of these projects. Please join us for this exhibit and the gallery talk to learn more about what we do and how this unique group of individuals lives in the United States.