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August 2011

Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC, Offers Two New Exhibitions

The Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC, is presenting several exhibits including: The Art of Recovery, featuring works made in art therapy programs, and Arts Infusion 2nd Annual Show and Sale, a benefit exhibit for such programs, on view through Sept. 2, 2011. A reception will be held on Aug. 4, from 6-8pm.

This exhibition will celebrate a unique collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and AnMed Health Cancer Infusion Center, and their use of art therapy in treating patients. This unique and colorful display reflects the breadth of skill and range of expertise of the individuals who live with mental disorders and have been impacted by cancer personally or through friends and family. Their talent reminds us that they are more than just a diagnosis and their willingness to give back through their art reminds us of their generosity and brings awareness to the positive impact of the arts and art therapy.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health Art of Recovery project recognizes the talent of people who live with mental illnesses and the role that creative outlets like art can play in the recovery process. The project features artwork by people who receive care through SCDMH programs by framing and displaying the pieces in the central administration building in downtown Columbia, SC. In an effort to bring more awareness to this program it has partnered with the Anderson Arts Center to display award winners in a special exhibition.

In addition to the Art of Recovery, the show will feature an additional component called Arts Infusion 2nd Annual Show and Sale, which provides artists the chance to both showcase their talent and give back to their community. Artists will enter pieces into appropriate categories, and all entries will be available for purchase with 50% of the sales going toward the AnMed Cancer Center Infusion Center.

A special thanks to the co-sponsors for the opening reception of The Art of Thearapy: Mental Health America Anderson County; Piedmont Pathology Associates (Ronald Biscopink, MD; Thomas Crocker, MD; Russell Dodds, MD; Benjamin Emanuel, MD; Brett Woodard, MD); Dr. David Griffin, Cancer Center of the Carolinas.

The Anderson Arts Center, since 1972 has worked to promote and foster the practice and appreciation of the arts in Anderson, SC, from arts programming and outreach for all ages, to special events and festivals, to gallery exhibits and receptions.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 864/222-2787 or visit (


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