Artworks offer healing smiles for viewers

     (AAPNW-KY) – “Healing Creatively: A Collection of Art Therapy Experiences from Kosair Children’s Hospital” exhibition goes on view Saturday, October 23 at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, featuring more than 75  artistic expressions created by the hospital’s children, families and staff, through December 3, the show will be comprised of drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages, writings and photography.

    The exhibit explores how creating art helps heal children in the medical setting. “Art therapy is a non-verbal form of expression that allows patients and families to cope with their hospitalization, treatment, and illness,” says Kosair art therapist Elizabeth Martin.”Art making not only empowers our families to share their stories, but builds upon their strengths and improves resiliency,” adds Emily Johnson with the Norton Cancer Institute, who is also an art therapist.

     An opening reception is set for Friday, October 22 from 5:00-8:00 pm, that also includes a free hands-on art activity for guests. For more information, including the other programs KMAC offers, call 502.589.0102 or see


     Kosair Children’s Hospital serves more than 116,000 children annually from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and is Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital. As a regional facility that treats all children regardless of the family’s ability to pay, the hospital relies on support from the community. The Children’s Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the hospital, currently is involved in a $208 million growth initiative for the hospital. The “Just for Kids” Campaign will fund facilities, equipment and educational and research programs to help improve the health and well-being of our community’s children for decades to come. For more information, see or call 502. 629.8060.

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