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December 7th, 2012

Personal Stories

Artist Denise NIckey:
I had always dreamed of becoming an Artist. As a young child I had a sense that I wanted to create something that was so amazing, that it would have such a profound effect on humanity. So, I attended art school for commercial art and learned that this was not my hearts desire. Art school felt very limiting to my spirit. So I gave up my dream of being an Artist. I then spent years floundering and caught up in the illusion of finding my purpose, making money, having material things, then ultimately becoming a successful Massage Therapist. I spent the next fifteen years, doing what I felt was service to others but still felt unfulfilled as an Artist. After many years of feeling disconnected from my own heart and spirit , I experienced a major health crisis. I spent years exploring all types of alternative therapies, completely changed my lifestyle, just searching for some way to feel vibrant again. I believe that every practitioner, every therapy, all of the...

Art Heals, The Power Of Art Therapy

August 17th, 2012

Art Heals, The Power Of Art Therapy

THE ARTISTIC CIRCLE FOUNDATION PRESENTS: “ART HEALS, THE POWER OF ART THERAPY”

Philadelphia, PA, August 7, 2012 – During the entire month of August, The Artistic Circle Foundation artists will be displaying artwork in a group exhibition at the Da Vinci Art Alliance in the theme of art therapy. The artists include Rick Chapman, Rachel Harnish, Michele Renee Ledoux, David Mel, Denise Nickey, Ernesto Rodriguez, and Heather Crowley.

The purpose of art therapy is essentially one of healing physical, mental, and emotional problems. The nine emerging to mid-career artists are from around the country and are displaying art in the media of digital, mixed, collage, prints, and paintings. Denise Nickey, an artist from Wellsville, PA, expresses how, “Art speaks to your soul! It allows you to be fully present in the moment and feel what is being expressed through the artwork. In the creation of art all things are possible and infinite. Art allows you to open new doorways and...