Art Therapy Helps Heal People’s Grief and Trauma from Gun Violence

Taken from WRTV news.

INDIANAPOLIS — A new art exhibition showcases work by those impacted by gun violence. The program is using art as a form of therapy.

Young people from Indy Peace Fellowship learned glassblowing, printmaking, ceramics and more as a part of Healing HeARTs, a program that’s using artmaking and grief support to process complicated emotions and trauma.

The 17-year-old was hesitant to go through the program at first, but now his own work is proudly displayed at the Indy Art Center. From glass flowers, to welding sculptures, Taylor's art tells a unique story, carefully crafted by someone impacted by gun violence.Read on.