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RedEye Chicago Features Art Therapy Alumna Megan Howard 12.21.15
RedEye Chicago Features Art Therapy Alumna Megan Howard
12.21.15

RedEye Chicago featured Megan Howard, an alumna of Adler's Art Therapy program, for winning this year's Rare Artist Contest, sponsored by the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases.

Howard created her Prismacolor drawing "Screaming in Pain" during her hospital stay two years ago, while she was suffering from severe symptoms of Behcet’s disease. She often turns to art for therapeutic expression and basic distraction.

"When I am in a lot of pain and I don’t want to take a pain pill, or I already have and it’s not working, sitting there and drawing and focusing on what my hand is doing on the paper takes my mind away from the pain,” said Howard.

Read For young Chicagoan, art imitates pain—and inspires competition

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