Award-winning West Hartford artist Susan Spaniol has spent much of her career focusing on art's healing power: as an art therapist, working with abused and mentally ill children and adults; as the associate editor of the journal Art Therapy; and as an associate professor in Lesley University's expressive therapies division. Her new exhibition at Clare Gallery, Spiritual Dynamism, brings together two of Spaniol's series (including her "Striatum," pictured), both of which reflect on the spiritual energy of the natural world. She'll attend a reception on April 30, 5-7 p.m. to discuss her work.
Spiritual Dynamism: Works on Paper by Susan Spaniol
ends May 23, Clare Gallery, Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry, St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford, (860) 756-4034, spsact.org.