Women in the Arts Lecture and Exhibit: Allie Wilkinson

Lecture: Parotti Hall 6:30 p.m. (Also available via Zoom at https://wnmu.zoom.us/j/89895091678) Exhibit Opening: 7:30 p.m. McCray Gallery Exhibit closes: October 9 Allie Wilkinson’s work oscillates between representation and abstraction, united by the materials she uses. Her largest single work ‘endless,’ is 234 feet long to date. In this work, she delves deeply into the physical properties of ink on dura-lar, gradually filling the surface with undulating strokes in a meditative practice; the result is an ongoing ink archive of internal experience. ‘endless’ has inhabited fields, ponds, roads, and trees, a shape shifting installation that adapts to its environment. When installed inside, ‘endless’ becomes sculptural, cascading to the floor and rippling into itself. It fills the space and moves softly in breezes stirred by moving bodies, seeming to breathe. Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art Gallery Hours: Monday 1pm - 4pm Wednesday 12pm - 6pm Friday...

Family Counseling Center Conference: Universal Tenets of Play Therapy

Brought to you by WNMU Early Childhood Programs and the WNMU Early Childhood Family Counseling Center, the 19th Annual Family Counseling Center’s Conference is themed Common Ground: Universal Tenets of Play Therapy. The conference will take place over Zoom. Right now there are currently five play therapy practices listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) evidence-based practice list. These approaches have distinct qualities and can appear different. However, play therapists can benefit from seeing the common therapeutic factors present in all of these practices. By being able to identify these universal tenets, play therapists can keep themselves grounded while working with complex cases. Returning to these tenets can aid in therapist self-care. Play therapists will also feel confident supporting parents and teachers by giving them ways of introducing these important tenets into the home and classroom environments. Presenters Brooke E....