Unpacking the Exhibition Conversation Series: Art & Healing (virtual)

the GVSU art gallery presents unpacking the exhibition conversation series

Date and Time

Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


This event is free to attend.
The RSVP deadline has passed for this event.


Virtual via Zoom


Unpacking the Exhibition Conversations are a lunch-time series of virtual and in-person discussions featuring professionals from a variety of backgrounds unpacking big ideas from in our Fall 2021 exhibition at the Haas Center for Performing Arts titled Honest & Unrefined: Art Outside the Academy . This RSVP is for the in-person event, if you'd like to RSVP for the virtual event visit

This Conversation is about art and healing. Join Art Gallery Learning Manager Amanda Rainey and health sciences faculty Sarah Bradley for a deep dive discussion about the intuitive and sometimes therapeutic nature of the creative process. We'll put the exhibition artwork into context and examine the idea that creating artwork can be a healing process in order to broaden our understanding of 'outsider art'.

Sarah Bradley is the Placement Coordinator with GVSU's Recreational Therapy Program. She holds a Masters of Education from University of Georgia in Physical Education and Exercise Science and has more than 15 years of experience in clinical and academic environments practicing recreational and behavioral health therapies.

Space is limited. RSVP Required.

This event has been tagged as artgallery, arts, and culture.


Art Gallery exhibitions, programs, and virtual programs are free and open to anyone. For additional program offerings or for more information on these events please visit If you have questions, need assistance or accommodations, or to schedule a group visit, please call us at 616.331.2563 or email UX/Learning Manager, Amanda Rainey;

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