Arla Patch, BFA, Ed., MFA, is an artist, writer and “creativity midwife.” Using art as a tool for healing and personal transformation, she has facilitated many groups and individuals over her 40-year professional life. These have included cancer survivors, incarcerated women, at-risk teens and those recovering from sexual abuse, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
Arla graduated from high school in Bangkok, Thailand, studied at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA and Rome, Italy, and did her graduate work at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. She has exhibited and taught both in the US and abroad and has published two award-winning books: A Body Story and Finding Ground: Girls and Women in Recovery.
These will be available at the opening reception.
While at Emmanuel, she will have a solo exhibit of selected work, speak about recovery through creativity and describe her work with the Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Maine. The exhibit will run from Oct 4th through Oct 20th.
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