Healing Arts Artist in Residence Jennifer Quigley presenting Aug. 27 talk

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Jennifer Quigley, a locally based artist whose work runs the gamut from painting and photography to sculpture and mixed media, will present an Artist Talk to the PCA&D community Friday, Aug. 27, at 5:15 pm. The Q&A-style presentation is designed so that PCA&D students can learn more about Quigley’s large-scale public art installation Art Heals, now in the College Art Garden; her work in art therapy; other community projects; and her experience in residencies.

Members of the public who wish to meet the artist and view the exhibition on its final night are welcome from 6-7 pm.

In addition to being a professional artist Quigley also is a psychotherapist who’s certified in expressive arts therapy. As a practice, she says, expressive arts therapy is a process in which numerous creative approaches — music, art, dance, and play therapies, for example — are blended to suit a client’s needs.

“What’s really important,” she says, “is that the arts are respected as much as the therapy in the process.

Quigley served as the College’s first Artist in Residence for its Healing Arts Residency. Her large-scale public art installation, Art Heals, has been in place in the College’s Art Garden since June and Art Heals, a gallery exhibition of Quigley’s concept art and evolution for the installation, is in The Gallery at PCA&D.

You can learn more about Quigley’s residency, and her Art Garden installation, here, and see more of her art at her website, jenquigleyart.com.