Art Therapy Studio Chicago, Ltd.
On Wednesday February 26th Art Therapy Studio Chicago will be offering a post show discussion with panelists Mary Andrus, Willow Messier and Danielle Eichner to discuss Art Therapy and Cancer Treatment. The show This is Not a Cure for Cancer is presented by Collaboraction Theatre at 1579 N Milwaukee Ave at 7pm.
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A chance conversation with his dentist during a routine examination inspired Colllaboraction’s Anthony Moseley to create an interactive, live theater experience that examines cancer, its treatment and the way we live. The result, This Is Not a Cure for Cancer, a world premiere co-written by Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman, debuts Feb. 20-Mar. 30, 2014 at Collaboration. Bouncing between his dentist office, the inside of his brain and memories with his deceased father, Moseley draws from his personal experience with his father’s battle with cancer as a theatrical lens for a meaning of life dramedy that takes a seriously funny look at cancer, the way we live and the value of life.
“This is Not a Cure for Cancer is not a play,” explains Moseley. “It’s an interactive, experiential, live art installation that will demystify a terrible disease, leave a theatrical imprint on audiences and change the way they think about cancer and its treatment.”
Collaboraction’s newly renovated performance spaces are located on the third floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., in the epicenter of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are $10-$30, and are on sale now. Student and industry discounts are available with proper ID at the door. For tickets and information, visit collaboration.org or call 312.226.9633.
About the Featured panelists
Mary Andrus ATR-BC,LCPC is the founder of Art Therapy Studio Chicago where she specializes in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma and life changes. In the studio she offers counseling, creativity groups and art making for anyone who wants to use art to better know themselves. She has over 13 years experience, is a past president of the Illinois Art Therapy Association, teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Adler School of Professional Psychology and Benedictine University. She presents locally, regionally and nationally on the importance of keeping a regular art practice in ones life.
Willow Troy Messier, ATR-BC, CCLS is a registered, board certified art therapist and certified child life specialist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. For the past 6 years she has provided art therapy services to hematology/oncology patients at the bedside, in the outpatient clinics and in the PICU. She is also on the palliative care team and follows many patients and families referred to that service. She previously provided art therapy services at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai in New York City to pediatric patients and their families. Willow received her BA from Hampshire College in Art and Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from New York University. She is active member with the Illinois Art Therapy Association and supervises art therapy interns from Adler School of Psychology and the School of the Art Institute. In addition to being an art therapist, Willow is also an artist and she loves to make large paintings on canvas.
Danielle Eichner, LCPC Art Therapist, Advocate Children's Hospital Oak Lawn (2010- present). BFA, 2007, Maryland Institute College of Art; MA AT, 2010, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Credentials: Registered Art Therapist; Licensed Professional Counselor. Presentations: Moving Beyond Grief to Growth, Illinois Art Therapy Association, Creating Possibilities: Art Therapy & Resilience in Contemporary Practice; Don't Forget the Children, Caring for Survivors of Violence; Grief Therapy Groups, Innovations in Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care; Art Therapy Bereavement Groups Within a Children's Hospital, Mount Mary College Spring Art Therapy Symposium Awards: Special People Award, Special Love Inc.
Dr. Mary Andrus DAT, ATR-BC, LCPC