‘Art of Recovery’ Exhibit Examines the Complexity of Eating Disorders


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‘Art of Recovery’ Exhibit Examines the Complexity of Eating Disorders

Philadelphia University’s Community and Trauma Counseling program will host “The Art of Recovery,” an exhibit created by women in recovery from eating disorders, on Tuesday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space and Living Room.

The artwork will offer an in-depth look at the complexity of eating disorders, said Jeanne Felter, director of the M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling program. It also will raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

“This is a very hopeful event,” Felter said. “Women share, through their words and their art, their experiences and journey to recovery. The visual depictions of their journey—be they dark, scary, full of struggle, or light, hopeful, healing images—will resonate with all who attend and draw attention to the creative means by which art therapists can support growth and healing.”

Six of the artists and Sondra Rosenberg, an art therapist at the Renfrew Center, will be present to discuss the powerful themes in the images. Attendees also will learn how to identify people who may be struggling with an eating disorder and help them get treatment.