As you know, the Arts Center is closed until further notice. However, we have an incredible Juried Show to share. We are moving the 45th online. Each day (see menu to the left) in the morning hours we will post a new work on display in the galleries with a short story.
Hi! I’m Babs McDonald and I experienced an ischemic stroke in 2017 which affected movement on my dominant side. I developed a drawing technique that I call autophysioartistry. This drawing technique involves using my affected hand to draw the neural connections between my brain and muscles to foster neuroplasticity and improve muscle movement. Autophysioartistry is one of my many self-styled recovery therapies and was used to create this piece, “Relearning to Walk” (charcoal and pastel). I appreciate Athens’ sense of community and mutual support, and its openness to a variety of people and ideas.