The Child Mind Institute’s Student Art Project will launch its newest exhibit on Sunday, January 12, with Metamorphosis: Works by Upper School Students from York Preparatory School.
Working with the theme “metamorphosis,” students at York Prep explored the concept of personal transformation. Through perse media, they sought to understand both physical and psychological change. Students drew inspiration from Surrealism as well as artists and photographers whose work investigates similar themes. In doing so, they worked to articulate their own identities and transform their internal sense of self into concrete expressions.
The arts are critical to child development, academic success, and promoting self-esteem and self-expression. And research has proven that integrating the arts into healthcare settings creates a healing environment, supports the physical, mental, and emotional health of patients, and reduces stress and anxiety.
The 35-piece exhibition will be displayed at the Child Mind Institute headquarters. The opening reception on Sunday, January 12th from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. is open to the public and the exhibit can also be viewed through mid-February by appointment.
The Child Mind Institute’s headquarters also hosts a private collection of contemporary and modern works by photographer Lillian Bassman and artists Richmond Burton, Thomas Demand, Ellsworth Kelly, Ryan McGinness, James Nares, Linda Sirow, Kiki Smith, Kenneth Noland, and Tam Van Tran on permanent exhibit.
About the Child Mind Institute (childmind.org)
The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. Founded by Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz and Brooke Garber Neidich, the organization is committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with help, hope, and answers.
The Student Art Project
is a gallery program dedicated to displaying works of art created by student artists. The Institute invites schools from the New York metropolitan area to prepare an exhibition based on a theme chosen by their art teachers. Student pieces are displayed prominently and each exhibition launches with an opening reception for student artists, their families, and the entire school community, hosted by the Child Mind Institute.