Art in Motion is an important fundraiser and unique art exhibition hosted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Associate Board. It brings together the thriving art community and philanthropy community of Chicago, to support the very important cause of art therapy.
Mr. James Rondeau, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, selected the art works to be displayed in this highly competitive exhibit, where hundreds of artists from across the country submitted their work for consideration. Just a small portion were accepted.
This exhibit was a benefit for the RIC Art Therapy program. In addition to traditional physical, speech, and occupational therapy, art therapy is an integral part of a patient’s care at RIC. Art Therapy not only allows patients to re-learn motor skills and coordination, but also helps them express the emotions they feel as they adjust to a new, challenging way of life. Some patients even discover previously untapped artistic talent, which they often continue to enjoy for the rest of their lives.
This exhibit took place in June, 2015, in Northwestern University’s Lurie Center Ryan Family Atrium, 303 E Superior St., Chicago.