Art & Eating Disorders
Tarnish&Gold is proud to host the 1st annual art exhibition presented by The Emily Program Foundation!
Art & Eating Disorders –
Building Community Awareness
Last night, the gallery was full and the energy was high. Staff from The Emily Program, supporters, patients (both past and present), advocates, and members of the community took in the artwork; a wide spectrum of media and content, all exploring issues surrounding recovery.
All the work was created through The Emily Program’s art therapy classes. Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship. Creating art and reflecting on the art 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.
The president of The Emily Program Foundation spoke to the importance of building awareness of eating disorders and introduced a past patient, who spoke passionately about how art helped her through her recovery.
An amazing evening.