Throughout history, artists have used their creative spirit in the pursuit of catharsis - sometimes as an empathetic tool for the viewer, or as a very personal creative journey. This pursuit comes in many forms: social awareness, beauty, language, sadness and joy. All of these emotions can splash across a canvas, move in three dimensions, or emulate in sight, sound, and movement. Most importantly, the inspiration, when manifested in form creates the ability to heal, not only for the artist, but the viewer as well.
This thoughtful group exhibition is curated by renowned Baltimore artist, puppeteer, and museum educator Schroeder Cherry, Ed.D. Each artist selected to participate illustrates a personal healing journey through art making. Whether emotional, physical, psychological, or spiritual, the stories depicted here in various mediums speak to the power of art and healing. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is deeply appreciative of the artists who share their stories.