AATA Featured Member
"I was around before AATA was formed," says Connie Livingston-Dunn, PhD, ATR-BC. Nowadays, she finds that being an AATA member acts as an extension of her education as an art therapist and offers a more extensive support network. Connie began practicing art as therapy in 1966 after discovering Margaret Naumberg's 1947 book, Studies of the 'Free' Art Expression of Behavior Problem Children and Adolescents as a Means of Diagnosis and Therapy. She joined the newly formed AATA a few years after hearing about it in 1971, and applied for registration using her many years of work as an activity therapist at a state institution. "When I discovered art therapy was an actual profession, it perfectly meshed with my interests in art, psychology, and helping others to heal," she notes. In the 80s, she served as interim Director of the Art Therapy internship program at Mount Mary University (then College) and taught for the Atira Art Therapy program at the Oasis Center in Chicago.more
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“My artwork is an attempt to investigate and explore the patterns of our existence. Its development in and out of this world – its real and surreal aspects. To ponder over its singularities, which can encourage the viewer`s mind to leave the comfort zone and reach for absolutes. And meanings other than the ones portrayed by society.”
Daniela Thomas recently joined the DAC family. She is 25 years old,
born and raised in Romania.
Studied journalism, literature, arts and photography in Bucharest.
D.C.Thomas_ moved to USA in 2013, where she is currently living with her husband.
The preferred media include oils, acrylics, charcoal and black ink. You can see more of her work on her web site: http://32846627.wix.com/portfolio
Cumberland River Exhibit Opens in Clarksville.
The 18-painting show of Larry's Cumberland River series opened at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville (TN) on May 12. Scenes of the Cumberland River and surrounding landscape range geographically from the Ohio River upstream to Cumberland Falls. The show will be in Clarksville until July 31. The museum is open Tuesday (10-5) through Sunday (1-5). Images may be viewed at http://www.cumberlandriverartist.com/.
Coal Train From Harlan County is Larry's latest painting in the Cumberland River series. Research for the scene took place last fall in eastern Kentucky where coal mining has been a way of life for over a century. Coal trains haul their bituminous load along the Cumberland River where it is too shallow for barges to navigate. This painting and other scenes of the upper Cumberland will appear in future exhibits that are scheduled for later this year.
One of our newest member of DAC was interviewed by "Your Creative Push" and here's a link to the interview with Blanca: