“Art as Rx” Continues NKU’s Six@Six Lecture Series

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February 21, 2018- Viewing art as a prescription will be the newest topic in the Six@Six Lecture Series presented by Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. NKU Senior Charity Rust-Jordan, who will graduate in May with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Spatial Arts, will dive into the idea of this alternative therapy on February 22 at 6 p.m.

Art is a part of our daily lives. From the work of masters hanging in museums to sculptures in our parks, art makes our world more appealing and can bring comfort. It also can provide therapy to those struggling with personal challenges. This lecture will look at how art can help empower those in need.

“Art therapy isn’t a new way of thinking, but is starting to gain credence with social service agencies,” said Mark Neikirk, executive director of NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. ”This alternative therapy can help people achieve a better self-understanding. It will be interesting to get a fresh look at using art to heal.”

Presented by NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement since 2010, Six@Six provides a series of interactive lectures that connect community members with experts to discuss topics of national and local interest. The series runs from October to April.

·       What: “Art as Rx”

·       When: February 22, 2018 at 6 p.m.

·       Where: The Center for Great Neighborhoods, Covington, KY

The interactive community lectures are sponsored by NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. The cost is $6 per lecture, and students are admitted free. For tickets and more information, visit /content/inside/civicengagement/programs/six.html

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.