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Global Arts Therapy exhibition highlights youth artwork June 5-6 and June 11-13 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

May 26, 2015



AMES, Iowa —  An exhibition of artwork by youth involved in Global Arts Therapy programs in Iowa and Nepal will debut in June at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames.

The show will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, during the 20th Annual Ames Main Street Cultural District ArtWalk. Additional viewing hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 6, and Thursday through Saturday, June 11-13.

Based in Des Moines, Global Arts Therapy (GAT) is a nonprofit organization that provides arts educational programming and sustainable development opportunities to disadvantaged and homeless youth and women in the United States and developing nations. Since January 2014 GAT has offered art classes in the US and Nepal, and is working toward cross-cultural exhange experiences between participants in both countries.

The inaugural GAT exhibition at ISU Design on Main Gallery will feature art that young people have created to share stories of their home villages and towns and their current feelings. The display will include photographs of the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal and images from rural Ghana, where Global Arts Therapy recently entered a partnership with Touch A Life Foundation.

Samantha Thomas, Global Arts Therapy,
Jennifer Drinkwater, Design on Main Gallery, (515) 708-2825,
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9289,