Survivors Art Foundation

Transcending Trauma

The Survivors Art Foundation was a participant in "Transcending Trauma" at the New York State Office of Mental Health's Trauma Divisions Conference, July 12, 2004. The artwork exhibited represented the "healing though art... art through healing" process our Foundation believes in so strongly. We hope the clinicians and self-help leaders at this evidence-based symposium were enriched and enlightened by experiencing the art created by individuals surviving PTSD and trauma-based disorders.

Left to right: Jennifer Ryan event coordinator; Candyce Brokaw, SAF Executive Director; Janet Chassman, the Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health Trauma Division; SAF Outreach Coordinators Marietta Dantonio-Fryer.

Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, SAF Outreach Coordinator, in front of a mural reproduction of "Stand by me and be Free," generously donated by Epson America Inc. The mural was created in a Survivors Art Foundation Out Reach Project done in a Delaware prison with the male inmates who have AIDS. The original mural is actually a gigantic 8" foot wooden mural.

Jennifer Ryan event coordinator; Candyce Brokaw, SAF Executive Director; Janet Chassman, the Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health Trauma Division; and SAF Outreach Coordinator Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, underneath the massive fabric mural "United we Stand." This mural was created by many different and diverse groups of individuals through out the country as a form of healing after the traumas of September 11th.


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