Wild Heart Gallery
The current exhibition up in the Wild Heart Gallery is 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.
Sarah mentioned that it was a “crossroads” for she and her classmates – both professionally and personally, especially as people relocate to different areas. It is a time of moving forward “to start to translate what knowledge they have gained during their time at Southwestern College into more clinical skills” as they move from practicum to internship and beyond. The art work in the exhibit is a “reflection of internal feelings and desires,” as well as one last way to “bring everyone together” in some capacity before they go off on their own paths.
The opening night gala took place on February 9th, from 6-8p. The attending group was small in number but lively in conversation. Music was provided by Larry Harkcom‘s keyboard stylings.
LaTausha Cotner spoke about her mixed media collage and read an accompanying poem.
Sarah Ehle elaborated on the origins and process of her gouache work.
Discussion of other featured artwork then ensued.
This exhibition will be up until mid-March and includes additional art from students who are currently processing their experience in internship. If you’ve not seen the art work, come by the Wild Heart Gallery.