Artist and HSPRD Legal Assistant Raul Ortiz was selected to showcase three of his paintings at “Art In Motion,” an event curated by the Art Institute of Chicago that raises funds for the Rehab Institute of Chicago’s Art Therapy Program. Untitled Landscape #1 Summer, acrylic on canvas, 2013 (above).
About the Event
Art in Motion is an important fundraiser and unique art exhibition hosted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Associate Board that brings the thriving art community and philanthropy community of Chicago together to support the very important cause of art therapy. James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago awards the most outstanding works submitted by hundreds of artists from around the country. This beautiful night embodies the generosity of both professional & patient artists who donate artwork sales proceeds to the RIC Art Therapy program.
RIC’s Art Therapy program is funded solely through philanthropic support, and is one of the key elements that make RIC the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the world. In addition to traditional physical, speech, and occupational therapy, art therapy is an integral part of a patient’s care at RIC. Art Therapy not only allows patients to relearn motor skills and coordination, but also helps them express the emotions they feel as they adjust to a new, challenging way of life. Some patients even discover previously untapped artistic talent, which they often continue to enjoy for the rest of their lives after they leave RIC. Learn more he