Bellevue Hospital's art therapy program holds "Shifting Clouds" exhibit showcasing work done by patients.
Twelve years after 9/11, many New Yorkers still feel the effects of the tragic day. A therapy program at Bellevue Hospital is using art to help heal those who are suffering from medical and mental health conditions related to 9/11.
It is part of a larger iniative to provide 9/11-specific healthcare citywide. The hospital's "Shifting Clouds" exhibition showcases artwork done by members of the program. Artist Ronalda Nicholas, who suffers from a respiratory illness stemming from exposure to ground zero debris, said art has a therapeutic power.
"[The art therapy] was like cathartic. You know that phrase about beauty coming out of ashes? I felt like that's what this represented," Nicholas said.
The exhibit will be displayed through Friday, and again on September 16th through 18th.