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Mindful Art Making @ the McClung

The McClung Museum invites UT students who are currently enrolled in classes to a session of mindful artmaking and discussion with art therapist, Rachel McMillian. With the paintings of Shane Pickett as a back drop, students will explore their mental wellbeing through expression and guided conversation in a thoughtful group session.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

This program is being presented as a compliment to the exhibition, "Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled)", on view at the McClung Museum through May 7.

About the Art Therapist: Rachel Ryan McMillan, LPC-MHSP, ATR-BC, is an artist and art therapist, painting, exploring, and working in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. She opened Illuminate Art Therapy in January 2017 with the intention of offering art therapy to people seeking to improve and enhance their lives through the use of art. Her practice concentrations for art therapy include trauma, grief and loss, identity, spirituality, substance use, emotional health (depression, anxiety), life transitions, and studio-focused practice.

The touring exhibition, "Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled)," is a partnership between the Mossenson Art Foundation, the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Lobby
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Health & Wellness, Student Life & Traditions, Visual & Performing Arts


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McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
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