Erika Berger, an art therapist who curated an exhibit currently on display in the Glass Gallery, will speak at Mars Hill University on Tuesday, April 30, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., in Day Hall 204, and the conversation is open to the entire campus community.
The exhibit consists of seven artworks created during a year-long group art therapy program by individuals incarcerated in prisons within western North Carolina. At first glance, these artworks may seem crude compared to what is commonly seen in galleries. The works, however, have tremendous power. They reveal deep feelings of love, loss, regret, and strength that are not typically associated with prisoners.