According to Bill Richards, founder of The Art Studio at the Northeast Center for Special Care, the process of creating art can have a very profound effect on our lives. Since opening the studio nine years ago, Richards has seen the lives of many traumatic brain injury survivors changed by the simple process of painting pictures.
A documentary examining Bill Richards’ art program, entitled Changing Identities, is set to air on Public Television stations across the country this year. The documentary covers three years in the lives of TBI survivors who participated in the art program. Watch as these survivors redefine who they are and come to see themselves not as “disabled” but as artists. Witnessing their metamorphoses is sure to be a powerful experience.