“I am an Arachnoiditis Survivor since 2007. I use the arts as a tool for living with arachnoiditis in my life. I created the Art For Arachnoiditis Project in 2014 to Empower fellow Survivors. As the project grows, I am sharing my daily discoveries about Creative Tools for Independent Sustainable Wellness.” ~Sheila L. Kalkbrenner
It began at SheilaLynnK Art Studio in March 2014, as a one-to-one Survivor Portrait Project. It has grown into a Charitable Creative Wellness Art Project serving Arachnoiditis Survivors around the world.
Many Thanks to all who joined us on this journey!
Existing resources and art by survivors submitted during the four years of this project will continue to live FREE to the public HERE.
This project was fiscally sponsored by The New York Foundation for the Arts.
EXPLORE ALL FOUR YEARS OF THIS WORK HERE
[Arachnoiditis is a spinal cord injury caused by the neurotoxins in spinal injections and invasive spinal procedures. This website is intended to provide a practical coping resource which supplements the numerous support groups available in Social Media and is NOT intended as medical advice or guidance. All visitors are advised to consult a trustworthy naturopath or physician prior to making any assumptions about prognosis, diagnosis, or changes in Arachnoiditis care or treatment.]
The project provided an affordable venue for Survivors to tell our story through Independent Publishing Services, display original healing art by Arachnoiditis Survivors, encourage healing through assorted Healing Art Activities, and creative practices used in ancient and modern art therapy applications, provide methods for arachnoiditis survivors to document survival and adaptation through the arts, establish a venue to publicize arachnoiditis awareness/prevention events using original art by Arachnoiditis Survivors, and (to the best of my ability) supply credible links to resources for survivors.
~Mar.2014- -Apr. 2018~
OUR FINAL FEATURED ENTRY
Submitted for Consideration by Arachnoiditis Survivor, Kellie Chidester
FROM THE GALLERY OF ART BY ARACHNOIDITIS SURVIVORS
Titled “Painder”; Kellie says, “Back in 2009, I began sketching a ‘female spider’ to express to others the pain I was experiencing – needing all of the legs of a spider to communicate the burning, freezing, electrical, stabbing ants with hot tap shoes, etc. kinds of pain I battled 24/7.”
Current project activities, announcements, and studio updates are FREE to the public in the Activity Feed on Sheila’s Patreon Page.
Endorsements from Survivors, Advocates, and Participants are useful in obtaining funding and support for future SheilaLynnK Art Studio projects like this. These are greatly appreciated! Keep ’em coming.
This Exhibit, Featuring Art by Arachnoiditis Survivors, was Open at SheilaLynnK Art Studio April 30th and FREE to the public during Open Studio Hours until May 28th 2016.
MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT Watch video
Joining other states in the nation, with Dedicated Assistance from Senator Catherine Young; the Governor of New York State has proclaimed July to be Arachnoiditis Awareness Month.
Many thanks to our current sponsors. Advocates, businesses, and independent individuals, this project could not happen without your support. Arachnoiditis Awareness Merchandise and Art By Survivors sales also help to finance this project.
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Here to provide coping tools for Survivors; The Art For Arachnoiditis Project is NOT a forum for selling Medical Advice or Services or to recruit participants for Political Agendas.