Friday, November 12, 2010

Back from Sacramento...

Back from the American Art Therapy Annual Conference which was in Sacramento this year. Here are some photos from the Crocker Art Museum (which I loved):
African sculpture with layers by Kim Klassen.

Contemporary sculpture with layers by Kim Klassen.

Contemporary sculpture with layers by Kim Klassen.

 Contemporary sculpture with layers by Kim Klassen.

The  most frightening thing at the art museum (for art therapists) was how they sold art therapy in a kit.  Wow!  How to be made redundant with one slick-looking box of art materials...  (Art Therapist Susan Anand displays contents.)

I also learned very clearly (again) that less is more, that we as audience members can only absorb so much information and even if the presenter has more information than can fit in one presentation, it doesn't matter, because we can only receive a limited amount.  I enjoyed many clear, interesting, elegant presentations that took this truth to heart.

And the best thing about this conference was that it was held in a convention center which meant we had to go outside, where skies were blue and Kaltenbach's fountain "A Time To Cast Away Stones" bubbled away on 13th and K.  Just lovely.  (Layers by Kim Klassen)

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