New Shift Exhibition Runs Through May 4, 2018

Proceeds from the show’s sales will be donated to Old Towne Strings to help offset instrument rental fees for area children.

La Crosse, WI–Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy (129 6th St S, La Crosse, across from the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman) will display the work of 25 artists for its first art exhibition, entitled Shift, to debut Friday, March 2, 2018, and run throughout the spring, closing May 4, 2018.

Shift calls attention to the normalcy of our daily routines by juxtaposing it against the dramatic changes, or shifts, that punctuate our lives. The exhibition is a reflection of change, which often accompanies growth, development, trauma, and grief. Each submission captured these catalyzing events in a unique way, providing the audience with a mirror to understand the ways in which we adapt to see ourselves and our new normal.

Artists were invited to submit work that was representational of a shift, dramatic change, and/or transformation within their lives. Artists shared experiences of depression, reflected elements of nature, major surgeries, physical accidents, stress relief, shifting priorities, relocation to nature and the environment, friendship, simple imagery for complex problems, perception, energy, lost pregnancies, traumatic injury, automotive accidents, pain, and loneliness.



Shift Artists:

Shift Artists:

Ashton Hall
Baley Murphy
Cody Bartz
Dewayne Wrencher
Diane Knight
Dylan Overhouse
Georgina Kingsley
Jean Lauer
Jennifer Fisher Jones
Jennifer Terpstra
Julia Crozier
Julia Mielke
Katherine Wilkinson
Laurel Grey
Lisa M Harper
Lori Biwer-Stewart
Louisa Zuba
Lynne Burgess
Marianne Stanke
Maura Henn
Melissa Fannin
Mikayla Koble
Sarah Bina
Tricia Fannin

Column of Images (Left to Right))

Photo 1. Not A Daughter | Photograph | Maura Henn | 12×18
Photo 2. Where Land Meets Water | Oil | Julia Crozier | 20×28
Photo 3. So Fast | Acrylic | Melissa Fannin | 11×11
Photo 4. Maintaining Equilibrium | Collagraph Printmaking | Lori Biwer-Stewart | 10×22

About Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy provides services to individuals of all ages and backgrounds, offering traditional counseling services related to anxiety, depression, and grief, and specializing in the practice of art therapy.

Melissa Fannin, MA, LPC, ATR, is a licensed counselor and registered art therapist. She specializes in the use of art therapy as a grounded, hands-on approach to developing mindfulness and creating change. Art therapy employs creative, nonverbal means of accessing grief, trauma, and personal issues. The creation of art can play a unique role in therapy, encouraging change and offering new insights. Art engages the brain’s creative centers, allowing clients to approach their difficulties from a new angle. Clients do not have to participate in art making and may stick with traditional “talk” therapy.

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy will hold a grand opening celebration from 11am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm on Friday, March 2.

Melissa Fannin, MA, LPC, ATR
Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy
129 6th St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

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