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Thursday Feb. 26

Public Lecture: Thursday, February 26 at 6 p.m.
Amelia Davis Luchsinger Lounge, Alston Campus Center
Reception to Follow

"ART WORKS! Remarks on the Uses of Art Therapy" 

Join us for a public lecture with a pioneer in the field of art therapy, Frances Anderson '63. Her clinical work with children with mental and physical disabilities resulted in a seminal book ("Art for All the Children," 1978, and a second edition in 1994), which is still in use.

Frances Anderson ’63 has had a truly remarkable career as an art therapist. Having received her Ed.D. from Indiana University in 1968, she joined the faculty of Illinois State University where she would later become Distinguished Professor of Art, only the 17th faculty member in the history of the university to receive this designation.

Her many career achievements include publishing nearly 80 papers, making 130 presentations and is a founding member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). She founded the graduate Art Therapy Program at Florida State University and the Graduate Art Therapy Program at Illinois State University.

Her clinical work with children with mental and physical disabilities resulted in a seminal book ("Art for All the Children," 1978, and a second edition in 1994 which is still in use). After retiring in 2002, Anderson received her first Fulbright Scholarship and spent four months in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since then she has received four additional Fulbright Scholarships that have taken her to universities in Taiwan,Thailand and Pakistan.

A clay artist and photographer, her work has been exhibited in shows in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and China.

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