The artist Renatė Lušis leads art therapy club "Modus Vivendi"
that is located in the Hospital for the mentally ill in Klaipeda. She says:
"Art therapy can add great harmony to life"

love needs no authority except itself
We trust that there is no such thing as no chance.

The things that we love tell us what we are
Saint Thomas Aquinas

2007-02-11

the interest was great

International exhibition Watercolor-2006 is traveling around Lithuania. Now it is opened in Plunge. However, how does it relate with art therapy club of the hospital for the people with psychiatric disorders?
Renate Lūšis, the heart of “Modus Vivendi”, is not only the art therapist, but the famous artist and the manager of that show. Thus she provides members of the club with an opportunity to stay in touch with what happens in the world of modern art today.
As football zealots follow their team over the world so "Modus Vivendi" visits art exhibitions. Though that would be beneficial to each of us, but it is of exceptional value to people with mental troubles.
Though all the disabled encounter lots of hardships at integration in social life, but the world looks exceptionally hostile towards the people with the diagnosis of mental disease. They feel themselves as if imprisoned for life, and thus every single trip into the life outside the halls of the hospital becomes the real miracle. Therefore I am deeply convinced that the trips with Renate Lūšis are of much more great importance than just visiting one or other exhibition.

While visiting the exhibitions, Modus Vivendi meets with their destiny brothers in towns the art show is opened. Such way the Watercolor-2006 exhibition becomes the powerful medicine for restoration of trust in people around us and life of it self. Trips of Modus Vivendi should be named not as visits to the art exhibition, but as example of love that is put into action.

Plunge
While looking at the photo below the incredible peace fills the heart. Have a look yourself. It is hard to discern the picture of lace on Rasa’ palm in this shot, but it is impossible not to rejoice at the lively interest of people around


the interest was great.