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Healing in Arts: Healing Through Interactive Art

Artist and facilitator Pamela Alderman creates a new kind of artist/citizen work that invites audience collaboration. The work lets others speak and respond. Healing often occurs.

Pamela witnessed this healing time and time again. She recalls an incident at The Scarlet Cord installation, an exhibit that lifted sex trafficking awareness. Pamela explains, "After viewing The Scarlet Cord installation, a student fell into my arms. I held her as she cried. Little by little her story came: At 13, she had been raped by an older adult and another teen. Pain and devastation marked her young life."

Well-known artist Makoto Fujimura clarifies how Pamela's art facilitates healing: “Art that focuses on the audience rather than the artist’s need for self-expression is unique. A paradigm shift.” As individuals begin to interact with the work, they often identify their pain, and in some cases, they begin talking about deep wounds for the first time. As a result, many individuals experience healing—at an art installation. 

By serving others and encouraging soul care, Healing in Arts helps unlock people and moves them towards human flourishing or personal wellbeing. Help promote hope and healing. Join us on our creative adventure.

Pamela Alderman

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