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On April 19, Touro College had the honor of hosting Dr. Simone Alter-Muri, Ed.D, ATR-BC, ATCS, L.M.H.C., for an enlightening lecture on the art of the Holocaust. This lecture was originally scheduled for March 1but was cancelled due to snow in Dr. Alter-Muri’s hometown. Extraordinarily, though, its final date was even more appropriate. The lecture, “Reviewing the Past to Empower the Future,” sponsored by the Art, Psychology, and History clubs, and arranged by Professor Grenadir, ended up taking place on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) which also so happened to be the exact anniversary of the first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – April 19, 1943.
Turning the healing powers of creating art into a viable and rewarding profession was Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff’s topic when the visiting professor spoke at recent art therapy presentation at Touro College’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush (LAS).
Karen Chyzhyk-Bleich emigrated from Minsk, Belarus to pursue a career in art therapy. At Lander College of Arts and Sciences (LAS)-Flatbush, she majored in psychology and minored in visual arts, graduating in 2015 with an Art Excellence Award. Currently, Karen is earning her master’s in Hofstra University’s Creative Arts Therapy program. In this interview, the alumna spoke to us about her art background, experience at LAS, and first semester at Hofstra.