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June 27, 2013
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047
Artist at Lincoln Regional Center on July 1st
Lincoln – An Artist of the Arboretum show will be held on July 1st at 9:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Regional Center, Folsom and W. Prospector in Lincoln, in the lobby of the Administration Building. The featured artist for July is Vicki Grossenbacher.
Grossenbacher, a Lincoln resident, has professional experience as a psychiatric technician and as a therapeutic movement specialist.
She has a degree in dance therapy and therapeutic recreation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She volunteers at Madonna Proactive, where she assists in teaching an adaptive wheelchair dance class for children.
Grossenbacher uses acrylic or mixed media to create abstract pieces and pieces embodying her interpretation of nature.  
“Art can contribute to wellness for consumers of mental health services,” said Carol Coussons de Reyes, administrator of the Office of Consumer Affairs in the Division of Behavioral Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  “Art can create community through appreciation.”
To view the art and meet the artist you can come to the Administration Building on campus at 9:30 on Monday July 1st. The art exhibit in the lobby is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until July 31st.