The connection between art and healing has been made in the past, and now has been taken to a literal level through Alexander Melamid's Art healing Ministry. Melamid truly believes the expression that art has healing properties, so much so that he is now in the process of creating a center to heal the suffering through art.
Melamid is the brain behind the Art Healing Ministry, which is set to open May 25, 2011. Melamid now resides in New York City and has received enough attention so as to have his paintings featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim-- just to name a few!
The Art Healing Ministry is already accepting patients, who they believe can be healed through art viewing and art therapy.