PHOTO: Amanda's Easel Program Coordinator Cindi Westendorf (second from left) and Canterbury Art Show volunteers in the 2013 art show gallery of children's art.
St. George’s-by-the-River’s Canterbury Art Show Will Benefit the Work of 180 Turning Lives Around Arts Therapy Program Amanda’s Easel
Rumson, NJ - St. George's-by-the-River Episcopal Church’s Canterbury Art Show…a Tapestry of the Arts, a premier local exhibition and sale of juried and non-juried artwork which will take place Labor Day weekend August 29, 30 and 31, announced that a portion of its proceeds will once again benefit the work of Amanda’s Easel, a creative arts therapy program administered through 180 Turning Lives Around. The event will take place at St. George's-by-the-River, 7 Lincoln Avenue, Rumson, New Jersey.
Amanda’s Easel, the nationally recognized creative arts therapies program, is designed to create a support system to help both children and their non-offending parents cope with the life changes precipitated by violence and abuse. The program provides art, play and music therapy that promotes healing by encouraging clients to express and understand their feelings and fears in a safe and nurturing environment, through various creative arts intervention and case management services. Children don’t often know how to describe the overwhelming feelings associated with domestic abuse. Amanda’s Easel gives them the tools so that they can begin healing.