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A Lively Variation of Art Therapy

By Deborah Schroder Sometimes I think of art therapy as a wild, colorful plant, and I most often think in “plant words”, not “garden words” – which to me speaks of art therapy’s ability to grow and thrive in surprising, unexpected places. Although many have planted, nurtured and tended to it (garden words) over the…
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The Art-Filled Wall Continues to Blossom with Color!

By Deborah Schroder  I continue to be just stunned by the continuing wall of beauty that contains the Capstone murals. The weekend course, or Part One of Capstone, when the mural painting happens, is how we encourage students who are finishing up Practicum, to explore what they know and have experienced about group work, and…
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A glimpse: Teacher as Student Part 1

    I am a third of the way through my second residency at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland. This intermodal education challenges students to learn through our bodies, minds and hearts. Students and teachers from all over the world (Hong Kong, Canada, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Mexico, United…
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Art Therapy Techniques: Studio Art Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery Beth Lykins, an Art Therapy/Counseling student finishing up the first part of the Southwestern College masters program, approached the Wild Heart Gallery about hosting an exhibition featuring the artwork of her fellow students who completed the Winter 2017 quarter of AT/CN 592, Art Therapy Techniques: Studio Art.    Fortunately,…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Jessica Morris

Wild Heart Gallery The term, “manifold” can be described in a number of ways, but in application to the latest Wild Heart Gallery exhibition, means “having numerous different parts, elements, features, forms, etc.” This show’s theme centers around visual narrative investigation of  Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students into the sacred pieces which formed their…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Chelsea Slay

Wild Heart Gallery The term, “manifold” can be described in a number of ways, but in application to the latest Wild Heart Gallery exhibition, means “having numerous different parts, elements, features, forms, etc.” This show’s theme centers around visual narrative investigation of Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students into the sacred pieces which formed their…
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Manifold Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery The term, "manifold" can be described in a number of ways, but in application to the latest Wild Heart Gallery exhibition, means "having numerous different parts, elements, features, forms, etc." This show's theme centers around visual narrative investigation of Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students into the sacred pieces which formed their…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Exhibition: Vicissitudes

     Wild Heart Gallery May 2, 2017 was the Wild Heart Gallery opening night gala for Vicissitudes, the first solo exhibition for conceptual, multimedia artist and second year Southwestern College Art Therapy/Counseling student, Jessica Morris. The evening was filled with lively conversation, delicious refreshments, and music provided by SWC's own, Larry Harkcom. …
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Ancestors Visible: An Art-Based Genogram Show

Wild Heart Gallery Monday, April 10th, 2017 Southwestern College's Wild Heart Gallery hosted the first opening night gala of the quarter. Deb Schroder, Program Chair of the Art Therapy/Counseling Program, had this to say about the exhibition: “Students in our Family Art Therapy/Counseling courses are asked to create Art-Based Genograms, in order to experience the…
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Moment of Truth Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery To find out more about the exhibition in the Wild Heart Gallery called Moment of Truth, I sat down with Sarah Ehle, the liaison for the cohort of 13 art therapy/counseling students preparing to go into the internship part of the Southwestern College masters program, to talk about the meaning of this theme. …
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Ann Filemyr

Prime Movers: The Annual SWC Staff and Faculty Exhibition On Thursday, January 12th, the Wild Heart Gallery had its first opening night gala of 2017: Prime Movers: The Annual Southwestern College Staff and Faculty Exhibition. A “prime mover” can be considered many things, in many fields – mechanics, biology, philosophy, etc. – but aptly describes…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Walkingstick

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 present…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Micaela Wood

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 present…
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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 proudly presented a series…
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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 proudly presented a series…
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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 10, 2016, the…
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III Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery Featured in the Wild Heart Gallery until November 8th, is an exhibition of ceramic works from three Southwestern College students who took classes over the summer with instructor, Seren Clancy, at Serendipideez Ceramics Studio here in Santa Fe. Angelica Restrepo, a recent SWC graduate, was the only one of the three who…
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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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