Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oak Lake Art Center

During a recent phone conversation I had the pleasure to speak with Ed White, a former pro football player and Executive Director of the Oak Lake Art Center in California, and had the chance to hear a little about what they are doing at the Center. The Oak Lake Art Center’s goal is to provide art as a complementary medical healing tool to healthcare providers. The Center also offers programs to help artists get back to nature. They have programs that include hands-on workshops, didactic lectures, and interactive discussions. Ed was discussing the possibility of incorporating Plein Air painting as a healing tool into the Center. It’s wonderful that art can be an enjoyable pastime and an instrument to heal as well.

No comments: