April 9 through May 31, 2013
The Emily Program
This exhibit is about expressing those parts of the experience of living with an eating disorder that are difficult to put into words. Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making – creating art and reflecting on the products and processes helps people increase awareness of self; cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.
As demonstrated by the inspiring art in this exhibit, the therapeutic use of art helps individuals explore visual imagery surrounding the eating disorder, access different parts of one’s eating disorder experience, and reveal insights into one’s relationship with an eating disorder.
These works celebrate milestones in the journey to recovery.
The Emily Program Foundation is on a mission to save lives, change minds, and work to eliminate eating disorders. They envision a world without stigma and misconceptions about eating disorders and disordered eating. They will be a catalyst in shaping new, informed conversations through advocacy, social outreach, and collaboration with community partners. Together we can make a difference.
The artwork in this exhibit is from a selection of Emily Program clients.