Color Me Enlightened

Color Me Enlightened Interview with Juliet King & Jami Stall

“Experience the phenomenon that has sold 2 million copies worldwide and launched the coloring craze for adults,” touts a blurb for commercial illustrator Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book.

Supposedly it appeals to all ages and loads of doodlers around the globe. It and Basford’s Enchanted Forest, which came out last February, have sold a combined 13.5 million copies throughout 50 countries. And the self-titled “illustrator and ink evangelist” cranked out Lost Ocean this past October.

Of Amazon’s current bestseller list, nine of the top 20 are coloring books for grown-ups. Considering more than 2,000 of these anti-stress activity books have hit the market since 2013, it’s apparent this is no black-and-white issue. Many people love them.

But I’m not one of them…”



 The Art of the Matter

This week on The Art of the Matter, we’ll discover some of the strange and wonderful materials that provide pigment for paints, check out a concert featuring bandoneon, eat some soothing soup in honor of Phobruary, jam with juniors, and hear about an innovative art project that aims to help patients with degenerative disease communicate.

Highlighted in this edition WFYI’s The Art of the Matter podcast, Associate Professor of Sculpture at Herron School of Art and Design, Greg Hull, speaks about his Transformational Impact Fellowship Project, BRIDGE. 


Good Earth Radio


Good Earth Radio

Juliet King introduces and describes the Art Therapy master’s program at Herron School of Art and Design. 

Brain Project News and Resources


Brain Project News and Resources

Professor King discusses using art as therapy for people who have experienced trauma and the neuroscience behind art as therapy. Art therapy engages a different part of the brain and can help individuals who have experience trauma heal.


Our Kids, Our Families, Our Communities


Our Kids, Our Families, Our Communities

Watch this segment of Our Kids, Our Families, Our Communities to learn about the value of art therapy for youth. Brought to you by MCCOYouth.

Insights in Opthalmology

The Dropped Brow Sign in Psychogenic Pseudo-Myasthenic Prosis


Robert M Pascuzzi and Juliet L King – Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA 


In patients presenting with eyelid ptosis the clinician considers a differential diagnosis of 3rd nerve palsy, Horner’s syndrome, mitochondrial myopathy, oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, levator dehiscence, myotonic dystrophy and myasthenia gravis. The presence of moment to moment fluctuation in severity of ptosis (fa gable ptosis) typically suggests a neuromuscular junction disorder of which myasthenia gravis is the only common form. Patients may also present with symptoms or signs that are psychological in origin. We present a case of ptosis associated with the “dropped brow sign” (ini ally misdiagnosed as myasthenia gravis). This Finding is evidence for psychogenic pseudo-myasthenic ptosis and should direct the clinician towards early exploration of a psychological component to the pa ent’s symptoms. Evaluation and management op ons for psychogenic disorders are summarized herein with a focus on recommendations for psychotherapy approaches that include the Creative Arts Therapies treatment and research potentials.


One Butler: The Brain Project

One Butler: The Brain Project


The human brain is a complicated, amazing system. As the most complex organ in the human body, it is no wonder people continue to be fascinated by the incredible organ that makes us who we are.


One Butler: The Brain Project will take us on a yearlong exploration of the brain, examining it through the lens of neuroscience and the impact this field of study has on all dimensions of our lives. Applying the vision of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s research and strategies developed from the emerging field of education neurosciences, this initiative will transcend academic disciplines to educate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the broader community about the fascinating world of the brain.






Building bridges between art and health. Visit Herron’s website for more information about Art Therapy and IUPUI’s graduate programming. 


21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics

21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics

It is with active minds and a collective spirit that the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis schools of Art, Medicine, Engineering, Informatics, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing and Liberal Arts present 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics. This international symposium will provide a unique opportunity for a range of experts to present their insights and engage in trans-disciplinary dialogue on how brain science and artistic processes inform one another to support the overall health and amelioration of disease for patients, their caregivers, families and friends.

The weekend of April 8 & 9, 2017 has been confirmed by all external and internal presenters, who will offer their insights and expertise through individual presentations according to three tracks that share the common goal of better understanding the neuroscientific mechanisms and pathways for the creative arts therapies in the treatment of patients. Each track has a designated Keynote speaker:

  1. Neuroaesthetics (Anjan Chatterjee, MD)
  2. Creativity and Consciousness (Arne Dietrich, PhD)
  3. Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (Klaus Gramann, PhD)

The individual presentations will be followed with interactive panel discussions that will focus on translating the valuable information into clinical and research strategies that will inform patient care. The panel discussions will be recorded and developed into a podcast and transcribed into conference proceedings.

The audience for these dynamic conversations will be university faculty, students, community partners including arts organizations and artists, science institutions, local hospital personnel, healthcare practitioners, and clinicians such as creative arts therapists, counselors and social workers.

For the full symposium agenda, additional speakers and topics, and registration please see the Symposium Information page.