Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Alicia Jones Combines Art & Psychology for URCA Presentation

With a double-major in fine art and psychology, Alicia Jones used her knowledge and experiences to develop her oral presentation titled "Behind Closed Doors: What We Bring to the Table." Sponsored by Professor Keith Dull, Alicia explains in her presentation, "I draw inspiration from the struggles and negative events that I have experienced in my own life or have witnessed in another’s. The process of making art is therapeutic and helps me deal with my own thoughts and emotions on these troubles in a healthy manner. Difficulties I focus on are depression, drug abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence, self-harm, suicide and eating disorders. However, I use symbols like children and dandelions to help maintain an element of hope throughout." Hear Alicia's presentation on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Trustees Room of the Myers Convocation Center.

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