Art Is Therapy

  • Lindsay Frei University of Utah


1) Understand how art can help a patient express and release a range of emotions, especially when facing a difficult health challenge 2) Appreciate a variety of ways that anyone, even those who do not see themselves as artistic, can tap their own creativity and expression through appreciating and creating art 3) Explore the qualities of color in famous artists' work and how they achieve emotive significance 4) Learn how to use art to have fun and lighten one's burdens

Author Biography

Lindsay Frei, University of Utah
BFACurrent Artist in Residence Huntsman Cancer Institute, Wellness and Integrative Health Center. Lindsay received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Utah, where she taught painting and drawing courses and received the Howard Clark Exhibition Scholarship. Frei’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Utah, California, and New York, and has been featured in multiple industry publications. She is very excited to be working with the patients, their families, and staff at HCI as an Artist in Residence.  
How to Cite
FREI, Lindsay. Art Is Therapy. Proceedings of the Utah Integrative Health & Resiliency Conference, [S.l.], feb. 2016. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2017.
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