The Rehoboth Art League and SOAR Inc. are partnering to host a juried fine art exhibition to celebrate the healing power of art. This will be an exhibition of original artwork exploring the topic of healing. This is intended as a broad theme that includes the general experience of healing, whether it be as an individual or group of individuals: healing from assault, loss, separation, injury, medical illness, disease, trauma or developmental/life changes.
An opening reception will be held at the Rehoboth Art League from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 5. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on display through April 28. During the month of April, experiential classes themed around healing and art will also take place at the Rehoboth Art League surrounded by this curated exhibition in the newly renovated Chambers building on the historic Rehoboth Art League campus.
A call for entries is being issued for artists to submit original artwork for inclusion. The deadline for entries is Thursday, Feb. 28. Details may be found at www.rehobothartleague.org and www.survivorsofabuse.org. Artists who have created two-dimensional artwork and three-dimensional, wall-mountable sculpture inspired by healing are invited to enter their work for consideration. Artwork will be available to the public for exhibition and sale throughout the month at the Rehoboth Art League. A portion of all proceeds from sales will benefit the programming of the Rehoboth Art League and SOAR Inc. Individual artists will retain the remainder of proceeds.
Stephanie Silverman, MAT, will curate this exhibition of fine art. Silverman received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 and holds a master's degree in teaching visual arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The Delaware Art Education Association recently named Silverman Delaware Secondary Art Educator of the Year 2013. She is currently is art chair at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, where her fine art students consistently garner top awards in both regional and national fine art competitions.
The Rehoboth Art League is a membership-based teaching and exhibiting nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Delaware. It is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Incorporated as a 501c3 organization in 1992, SOAR is a statewide recovery program which provides counseling, referral and education services to adult, adolescent and child survivors of sexual abuse and assault, their nonoffending partners and nonoffending family members. SOAR also provides outreach programs to community organizations and businesses. More than 1,000 adults, adolescents, children and their families residing in Delaware and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland utilize SOAR’s services annually. SOAR is the only treatment agency of its kind in the Delaware/Mid-Atlantic region.