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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Nicol Blais

Lead-in Students new to Southwestern College in the fall of 2016 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.  Artist: Nicol Blais Title: Heroes My art has always…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Murphy

Lead-in Students new to Southwestern College in the fall of 2016 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.  Artist: Laura Murphy Title: Awake. Present. Healing. Laura's expressive…
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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,…
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Living Dreams Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery Exhibition Art 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Part 1 of 3 in a Series About Ownership Language

Part 1: What is Ownership Language In many of my classes our teachers have been training us to use “I statements” during discussions. For example, it applies when you fall into the habit of using we, or you, when you actually mean “I” in a statement, as I just did in this sentence. See what I…
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Summer Beach Reading from the “Sea of Whiteness” by Deborah Schroder

Summer Beach Reading from the “Sea of Whiteness” I remember seeing lists of books in magazines that were deemed appropriate for “summer beach reading," the assumption being that we all deserved a break from heavier reading material during the summer. I like that idea, in theory. But the truth is that I read what I…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Deborah Schroder

I’m the chairperson of the Art Therapy/Counseling program. I moved to Santa Fe to teach at Southwestern College in 2002, and continue to be delighted by the insightful art therapy provided by our students during Practicum and Internship. It’s been an honor to witness our students as they blossom into therapists. And actually, I also…
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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 graduates. …
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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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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Lisa Ramirez

Lisa Ramirez, M.A., LCDC  Women’s Behavioral Health Coordinator, DSHS I graduated from the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College in 2005.  My career thus far has been primarily focused on advocating for women and their families affected by substance use disorders. My interest in working with women can be traced to early childhood experiences with gender…
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