Belmar, NJ – The Belmar Arts Council (BAC) announces the opening of an exhibit entitled, “Art Expressing Heartbreak, Healing, and Hope,” featuring artwork from the Children’s Art Therapy Program at Riverview Medical Center. 

The artworks are powerful expressions of the child’s experience with illness and death.

The Exhibition will be displayed May 15 through June 4, 2011. The opening reception is on Sunday, May 15, from 3-5 pm, at The Boatworks, the Belmar Art Council’s headquarters located at 608 River Road. Information about the BAC can be obtained online at .

The reception is open to all. During the reception there will be art activities for children in attendance. Additionally, for adults there will be informational sessions focusing on: What the child with a sick family member needs.”

Riverview’s Art Therapy Program has served children and their families with an illness or death in the family for over 30 years. The program, recently featured on CBS news with Dr. Max Gomez, provides groups for children ages 4 1/2 to 13 years of age. The program, 


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funded in part by donations, is offered at no cost to the family. For more information about the art therapy program, please call 732-530-2382.

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...