The Florida State University Art Education Department and the Art Therapy Program invited the public and the university community to an art exhibition featuring the artworks of US and Russian art therapy professionals Feb 14, 2022 - March 11, 2022 in the William Johnston Gallery on the FSU Campus. The artworks and the statements demonstrate how creative work and reflection can support resilience during pandemic times.
Area families and FSU community members were invited to campus to view the works and engage in community art events held on Saturday, February 19, and Saturday, March 5th, from 11:00am - 2:30pm. Using a variety of art media and guided support, attendees were invited to explore the people, places, and things that bring them comfort and joy during pandemic times.
What people, places, and things brought you comfort during the pandemic? Participants were encouraged to create an Award Badge with a place for a drawn portrait or symbol for the admired person, an image that reminded one of a comforting/enjoyed environment, or familiar things that one could use in artwork to express feelings or tell story of the pandemic.