On Saturday, November 21st, 2015 “Mirrors of the Mind 4: The Psychotherapist as an Artist” is presented by the Community Outreach Committee of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. The community outreach committee is dedicated toward increasing the awareness of the general public about mental health issues and building relationships with community organizations, organizational leaders, and individuals. It fosters a culture of inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the organization and in all of its community outreach efforts.
Assistant curator and co-chair for LACPA, Pamela J. McCrory, Ph.D., offered some insight on the purpose of the exhibit. “The Mirrors of the Mind event reflects our experience that community education through the arts is a powerful and engaging way to fulfill our mission. We believe that art is a universal way to make meaning of our experience, to enlarge our world, to create an opportunity for empathy and to celebrate our shared humanity as well as our diverse perspectives. By harnessing the power of creativity and art, we can educate the public about psychology, mental health and well being. Through the study and clinical use of creativity and the arts, psychologists play a central role in revealing the enormous capacity of human potential. Art provides the viewer with the potential for healing that can help individuals deal with crises and challenges of life.”
The Mirrors of the Mind Project reflects its belief in the importance of creativity and that art is a universal way to make meaning of our experience, to educate and inspire, to enlarge our world, to create an opportunity for empathy and to celebrate our shared humanity as well as our diverse perspectives. To further this vision, it explores the intersection of psychology, arts and culture with a focus on themes of Culture, Creativity and Community.
The exhibit will be on view Nov 18- Nov 28. There will be a poetry reading 5-6pm, along with Community Art Creation from 4-9pm. Live original music; Light refreshments; Art silent auction. Admission is $10 for the general public; $5 for students and LACPA members. Enjoy a reception for “Mirrors of the Mind 4: The Psychotherapist as an Artist” on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 5-9pm at ArtShare LA (801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013); (213) 687-4278.