The exhibit is part of a program called CREATE, which was founded in partnership by the Lexington community, UK Arts in HealthCare and the UK School of Art and Visual Studies. CREATE aims to expand, promote and raise awareness about the ways in which art positively affects health and wellness. Named “Expressions of Hope and Healing through the Arts,” the Gallery Hop exhibit will be open from 5-8 p.m. this Friday at Arts Place, located at 161 N. Mill St. in Lexington.
In addition to the visual art exhibit, staff and faculty from the School of Art and Visual Studies will demonstrate innovative art applications for enhancing the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Following the Gallery Hop exhibit, CREATE will host a panel discussion from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Arts Place. Panelists will discuss their approaches to healing through the arts. The panelists include art therapist Fran Belvin, music therapist Austin Robinson, psychologist Gary Stewart, art historian Linda Stratford, Arts in HealthCare specialist Jason Akhtarekhavari and moderator Jesse Mark.
The public is invited to participate with questions and comments. There is no charge for the event, and attendees may bring lunch to enjoy during the discussion.