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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Jessica Morris

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery is proud to…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Murphy

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery is proud to…
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Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery "Muliebrity" is coordinate term to "virility," referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. On Thursday, November 10th, the Wild Heart Gallery hosted a…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Nicol Blais

Lead-in Students new to Southwestern College this fall were invited to introduce themselves through their art and other creative processes. It is the Wild Heart Gallery's honor to feature a few of the contributing artists of the Lead-in exhibition. This show runs through October 22, 2016. Artist: Nicol Blais Title: Heroes My art…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Murphy

Lead-in Students new to Southwestern College this fall were invited to introduce themselves through their art and other creative processes. It is the Wild Heart Gallery's honor to feature a few of the contributing artists of the Lead-in exhibition. This show runs through October 22, 2016. Artist: Laura Murphy Title: Awake. Present. Healing. …
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Lead-in Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery Students new to Southwestern College in the fall 2016 quarter were invited to introduce themselves through their art and other creative processes. On Thursday, October 6th, the Lead-in exhibition gala opened with artist talk presentations by Laura Murphy, Anne Lebednik, Meg Hamilton, Blake Van Egeren, Victoria Begay, Eric Case, and Nicol…
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Living Dreams Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery ExhibitionArt Therapy/Counseling student, Rebecca LaPera, is in a cohort of 25 people who are about to enter into the last phase of the Southwestern College graduate program - internship.  She had a dream where she saw her classmates' work from the past two years exhibited in the Wild Heart Gallery. Inspired by this…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Crystal Norberto

Honoring the Spectrum of Self On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the gallery…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Brittnee Page

Honoring the Spectrum of Self On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the gallery…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Jessica Morris

Honoring the Spectrum of Self On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the gallery…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Chelsea Call

Honoring the Spectrum of Self On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the gallery…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Beth Lykins

Honoring the Spectrum of Self On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the gallery…
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Part 2 of 3 in a Series about Ownership Language

(Part 1, if you missed it...)Part 2: Practical Examples of Ownership Language  I look around and see so many things that say "Stop doing THIS!" or "Don't do/think/act THIS way!" or even "Fight THIS!"With so much negative bombardment, is it any wonder I feel so overwhelmed and defeated much of the time, especially when I scroll through…
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The Call of the Times and the Rise of Art Therapy

Featured Artwork: Mandala Buddha, acrylic on paper, 36"x24", 2012, Tejal Murray   Over the last few blogs, I’ve been exploring Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life in a general way with examples from my own life. Today, I’m going to dive more deeply into the teachings by profiling one of Southwestern College’s…
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A letter to potential SWC students

Hello! My name is Beth Lykins, and I am a current student at SWC. I am starting my final quarter of my first year in the Art Therapy and Counseling program, and I wanted to share a student’s perspective of life at SWC. I am attending part-time, so I generally take two courses per term.…
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The Unlistening Ear

We are asked to look within ourselves in our first few classes here at SWC. This process varies from person to person, but for me, it has been an incredible opportunity to work on some issues I had thought were already worked through. It only goes to prove the cyclical nature of self exploration and…
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Embracing the Frightened Child

On Monday evenings there is an informal gathering of writers in the art studio building on the campus of SWC. Facilitated by Ann Filemyr, this group in dedicated to self exploration and expression through writing. The rules are simple: keep your hand moving, suspend judgment, and it is OK to write bad stuff. The exercises…
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Transformation Through the Light of the Lens

I have had the honor of watching the power of art therapy first hand, in my personal life recently. I asked my husband if he would mind if I shared this story, and he told me to go ahead, so I would like to share it with you. It is a true testament of how…
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Home is where the HeART (Therapy) Is

By descending down into the depths of the soul, and not primarily by a painful acquisition of many manual skills, the artist attains the power of awakening other souls.~Ralph Waldo Emerson“Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork…
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Come Undone

Come enjoy Laura's Art Show at the Wild Heart Gallery at Southwestern College. It will be up until the beginning of June, with a closing reception on Saturday 5/30 at 5:30! by Laura Schoff I feel with such a passion that art has the capacity to heal in many different ways. It has been my…
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