Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves presents artwork created in Thresholds’ Art Therapy Program. The exhibition examines the topic of identity through the lens of creative expression. These artists all participated in art therapy sessions and were asked to consider how they fit into their created communities at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. They were also encouraged to explore how these communities themselves are formed.
Art Therapy is an integrative mental health profession that allows a vital and dynamic form of communication and self-expression through active art making within the therapeutic relationship. It encourages clients to build insights into their worlds through developing and sharing their own creative languages.
Thresholds is Illinois’ oldest and largest non-profit agency serving people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness and substance use. Thresholds supports individuals through community outreach and integrated health opportunities.