Painting a Sense of Self Control

The Sarasota Herald Tribune recently published an article featuring Charles Jursa, a participant in the Touch Drawing classes for Parkinsonians at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, Florida. The article was written on the occasion of an exhibition of Charles Jursa’s Touch Drawings at the Expressive Arts Florida gallery. It is this moving story of how one man has found hope and inspiration through Touch Drawing. Read the article here.

Charles Jursa of Sarasota, who suffers from Parkinson’s, says touch drawing, a form of expressive arts therapy, makes him feel good. “I have hope that maybe this will help me,” he says. “I never knew what hope was, in a way.”

Charles Jursa’s work is mostly abstract. He says painting has improved his mood. Charles Jursa’s work is mostly abstract. He says painting has improved his mood.

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