Art of Words
The “Art of Words” project was supported by a Summer 2023 Honors College Fellowship awarded to Mgim Lee Gousse.
The goal of this project, Art of Words, was to design and implement an art program that encourages individuals to be “loud” (or find their voice) and create a picture that makes it impossible not to be seen or heard.
Mgim Lee Gousse
The goal of this project, Art of Words, was to design an art program that encourages individuals to be “loud” (or find their voice) and create a picture that makes it impossible not to be seen or heard. This project was intended to add to the healing art-making process that allows for self-expression, encourages emotional processing, art-making as a diversion, and as a means of communication. The focus was not simply on the individual but on community collaborations. This project was intended to create a beneficial, safe space for those that may experience difficulty in creatively expressing themselves. Projects were also created to enhance specific workshops already scheduled by the organizations. Workshops were conducted at Luv Michael and Felicia’s Promise. This presentation will discuss the logistics, planning, art process, specific projects, and the consideration taken of the specific vision and mission of each organization and their participants.
Mgim Lee Gousse is a student at the Honors college at Adelphi University majoring in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Art Therapy. She hopes to one day conduct research about mental health in the Caribbean because she feels that many places, like in her home country Haiti, mental health is not prioritized enough.
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