Dorothy Harris Moy, Creative Expressions Program – Gesher Human Services
Psychedelic Abstract Painting 035
Psychedelic Abstract Painting #35 feels like a colorful breeze dancing on a canvas. Warm orange clouds of paint and bright red patches of acrylic blend together with glowing pinks and neon greens. Those colors fade into dark blues and forest greens. Wavy lines glide throughout the painted surface from left to right then right to left, and back again. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the sound of a melodic whoosh in the air.
My name is Dorothy. I’ve done art ever since high school, and I liked it. I have found making art to be therapeutic whenever I’m sick or hurt, and it cheers me up when I ‘m feeling grief. That’s why I make art. It’s a good and enjoyable activity to do.
The Creative Expressions Program provides education, enrichment, cultural experiences, and professional arts opportunities for Gesher Human Services Artists, Writers, Performers, and Musicians. All of our programming takes place either at locations provided by our Community Partners or in-house at one of our Gesher Human Services buildings. Creative Expressions also has a virtual program online.
Our programming is not limited to just one art form. Thanks to our magnificent Community Partners, we are able to offer a broad range of activities in the visual arts (programs provided by The College for Creative Studies), literary and performing arts (programs provided by Matrix Theatre, Detroit Opera, and professionals in the field), music (programs provided by Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Drums on The Run), Music Therapy (programs provided by Creative Arts Therapies Inc.), as well as visual and expressive art therapy (programs provided by Let’s Art About It).
At Gesher Human Services, we believe in our Member Artists abilities. Creative Expressions works with them to develop programming that is challenging at times and therapeutic at others. We place no limits on what any one member can do, and we provide everyone with an environment that helps them grow creatively at their own pace as they move forward in their lives.