Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center\MRL Building
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Arts and Disabilities Program has established an ongoing project in art therapy for individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Some participants have additional challenges, including mental health concerns, substance abuse, and social and legal difficulties. The idea was the outgrowth of a committee of leaders and staff in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, several State of Tennessee departments, Davidson CountyMental Health Court, Park Center East, and other disability service agencies.
Day-long art workshops were held at the Rochelle Center and were led by a licensed art therapist who helped the participants foster positive self-exploration, take positive risks, and gain a deeper understanding of emotions and how they relate to behavior. This exhibit is one of the results of this initiative.
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Exhibit Area
Lobby 2nd Floor Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/MRL Building
Corner of 21st Avenue South and Edgehill, Vanderbilt University campus
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Monday through Friday
Lain York, Preparator
Gretchen Herbert, Arts Coordinator