Soul Maps: Dialogues with the Innerverse

by Naropa University’s Second Year TCP: Art Therapy Graduate Students 

May 1 – August 30, 2015 
Opening: Friday May 1, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

April 16, 2015 (Boulder, CO) – Naropa University presents the art exhibition: Soul Maps: Dialogues with the Innerverse, by Naropa University’s Second Year TCP: Art Therapy Graduate Students. This exhibition hosts the works of: Alison Heistand-Phelps, Amy Lowright, Amy Van Sweden, Ashley Eyre, Bri Jones, Diana Simpson, Erin Boylan, Evan Honerkamp, Janis Dochterman, Jennifer Finney, Lola Clark, Mara Holloway, Regina Hoesli Rooney, Sarah Klein, Sarah Levin, Shannon Nixon, Stepheny Antrobus, and Whitney Harris in the Paramita Gallery at the Paramita Campus in Boulder, Colorado. The exhibition runs from May 1 to August 30, 2015. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 1, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. 

Throughout the Spring 2015 semester, the second year graduate art therapy students worked to discover images and narratives implicit in their artwork. The works were created out of a broad spectrum of materials including acrylic, watercolor, and tempera paints, glass mosaic, photography, film, sand animation, and encaustic wax. According to Program Coordinator Michael Franklin, PhD, ATR-BC, “The best art is the most honest art. Throughout the semester, contemplative practice was investigated in tandem with art materials and processes in order to surface authentic imagery. The results are displayed in this show.” 

Students describe their work and process as a “sacred and transformative internal journey,” (M.H.) in which the “physical manifestation of parts of self are discovered and nurtured” (J.D.) and where the artist can connect with “the Shambhala principle of the genuine heart of sadness where both basic goodness and suffering are witnessed with vulnerability” (A.H.P.). 

Join us in celebrating this inspiring body of work from Naropa University’s Art Therapy students. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Charmain Schuh, Gallery Manager: or 303-245-4637 or visit

About Naropa University ( Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014–2015, Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education; an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.