March 19, 2018

A Gallery of Unifying Maryhurst Art

Young women living at Maryhurst’s residential program discovered the healing power of art, each contributing works to an onsite gallery titled Stand Together.

The exhibit featured a collection of paintings, poetry and crafts celebrating loyalty and relationship.

Below is an excerpt from one of the written works by Bri, a girl who has grown more interested poetry as a means of addressing and overcoming trauma. The work, STANDING TOGETHER THROUGH ALL LIFE’S SEASONS, expresses gratitude to the staff at Maryhurst:

Starting at eight, life was thunder, fog, and hail

But look at me now; I’m all crown and fairy tale

These are people who picked me up when I fell

Ms. Stacie, Ms. Mice, and especially Ms. Sherrel


Artists were advised by the Maryhurst Support Team, a group of counselors that specialize in bringing alternative treatment programs—such as exercise-, horticulture- and arts-based therapies—to children we serve.

If you’d like to learn more about how to support the arts at Maryhurst, contact Liz Nickley by email or at 502.271.4526.

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