Richland Library announces new artist-in-residence

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Richland Library's newest Artist-in-Residence, Mary How, MA, ATR-BC, is looking to use art and mindfulness to transform emotional suffering and manage mental health.

Holding a bachelor's degree in art and psychology from Columbia College and a master's degree in art therapy from Vermont College of Norwich University, How brings over 20 years of experience to helping people navigate emotional trauma with art and creativity. As a board-certified, registered art therapist, How implements a combination of cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and art in her coaching and skills courses.

The program was created in 2015, and the goal was to provide unfettered access to programming, services, and resources, including mental health and mindfulness support, to the community.

How will serve as Artist-in-Residence through June of 2022.

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