KENNETH JAMES PO Box 401; Pasadena CA 91102 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Self Taught Art Therapy, many years of incorporating various styles of art and other (trade – secrets) forms of practice for therapy, 1999 to present
• Various individual Art Classes, Pasadena City Colleg: Basic Art Classes, 2008-2010 and 2012 – present
Web Sites (selected URLs)
this is where i have put up some of my art styles, including the start of everyday poetry
Space Gallery for Independence Day – looking for the link to this one
Here, i was honored as the inspiration of an art show for the 4th of July – August.
At this show, I educated the audience about Trauma and related issues, and sharing some of what I have learned about art therapy
I have 16 ART GALLERIES with over 28,100 views, an international art gallery if you will. http://1-kenneth-james.artistwebsites.com/galleries.html
Veterans Upward Bound helped in a substantial way to allow me to get back into education, since then I earned my Bachelors in Social Work, and my long term goal is a Ph.D. in Art Therapy.
PUBLISHED in Mental health Newsletter http://www.mhsoac.ca.gov/MHSOAC_Publications/docs/Newsletters/Expressions_August2012_FINAL_Reduced.pdf
Video – poem – winter written with wonder waiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFfv5f69nGc
this is my first video I created myself with my poetry, art, and character of humor!
creating abstract Art & Poetry – self employed September, 1997 – Present
Teaching myself Art Therapy, including perfecting the infusing of art as expressions of remaining the positive entity that one is – while dealing with extreme trauma issues and related depression.
1999 – 2010
art shows – put on my own art shows called love triumphant which were day events at Pasadena City College (PCC), Performed installation “Resurrected Love Reclamation”: also shown several times in PCC art gallery & offices-(current), Space Gallery in South Pasadena, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Los Angeles City Hall, and currently at Swarthy’s in South Pasadena, Wellness Works – Glendale
other documentaries have been done and i will share links when i get them.
talked to the issues of COMPLEX PTSD & SEVERE DEPRESSIVE DISORDER as related to being a Marine and after service – combined with tools i use to navigate and mitigate the severity. the primary tool being art as my maintenance therapy – making me a habitual artist.
since 2013 to current
RYOT – interviewed me for a documentary – i will put a link if they put it up!