The Patriot News article detailing our project is available here:


    We have just learned that 10 pieces have been selected to be printed in Life Images Quarterly!! 
    You can access the "Facing the Demons Within" documentary at:
    Celebrate Creativity: A Discussion of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

    The Susquehanna Art Museum to Exhibit Photographs by Regional High School Students

    A selection of works from Central Dauphin HS students will be displayed in conjunction with the Patriot-News Scholastic Art Awards exhibit


    The Susquehanna Art Museum is pleased to exhibit a selection of black-and-white photos and writings from Central Dauphin High School students in Michael Bricker’s photography class.  This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Patriot-News Scholastic Art Award exhibition, on display in the DOSHI Gallery at the Susquehanna Art Museum from February 6 - 25, 2008.


    Students in Bricker’s photography class were asked to photograph images that in essence confronted their deepest fears.  The photographs and corresponding writings that resulted from this assignment deal with some serious issues occurring in their lives – discrimination, death, body image perceptions, suicide, and more.  Serving as inspiration for this project is the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. 


    Cameron’s book offers empowering messages for both aspiring artists, and those who wish to be more creative.  On Thursday, February 7, 2008, from 6-7:30pm, SAM will host a book discussion of Cameron’s book, facilitated by Mary Lou Dallam, retired art educator, and co-chair of the Museum’s Education Committee.  Dallam will lead us through a discussion and offer several exercises that are included in the book to encourage self-reflection and dialogue; some of Bricker’s photography students will be on hand to share some of their experiences with this incredible project.


    Students: For more information on this book, please see http://www.theartistsway.com/



    "Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing."

    --Julie Cameron, The Artist’s Way


    Facing the Demons Within

    A black-and-white photography exhibit featuring the works of Central Dauphin High School students

    Faced with the challenge of confronting their innermost fears, 25 students at Central Dauphin High School began to write, draw, photograph, and document their daily struggles in the most profound of ways. The result is this comprehensive and moving collection of both written and photographed works of art.

    WHERE: Der Harrisburg Maennerchor (pronounced Manner-core)
    221 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101

    (FYI: This venue is next to Zephyr Express and across the street from Mantis Collective. It is between 2nd and 3rd streets in
    Harrisburg City.)

    WHEN: The show will be on two Fridays, with the big opening on
    January 11, 2008. There will be a second viewing of the work to be held on January 18th. Both will begin at 7 p.m.

    MORE INFO: A website is available to view the venue and some of the programs it has hosted or will host. Simply point your browser to: http://www.progressivegalleries.com

    “All art has the power to heal because it helps us see who we are, and what we resist.”

    --Shirley MacLaine





                                        Anila B.
                                          Kelli S.
                                                      Bretney E.
                                                  Tiffany B.
                                        Brina M.