Columbia-Montour Quarterly Vol. 12: April-June 2024

ABOVE: The Art Therapy Room. LEFT: Participants’ artwork is often framed by the in-house wood- working shop and displayed on the hospital’s walls.

In addition to creating their own art, consumers also have visited local art galleries such as The Ex- change in downtown Bloomsburg, the Art Grind in Danville, and Glen Klein’s Studio in Danville. “We’re grateful for the support of the community galleries,” Klock said.

In the past, there was a stigma about mental illness. Public perception was that people in the state hospital were “crazy” and should be locked up forever. But these are just people. People like you and me who simply have a treatable illness. Let’s treat them that way! •

More artwork from participants in the Art Therapy Program.


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