Sarah Raskey MA LCPC ATR
Artist / Psychotherapist / Art Therapist
"EACH PIECE OF MY WORK SPEAKS OF THE HIDDEN LANDSCAPES WITHIN EACH OF US, THAT ONLY ART CAN REACH. NOT JUST BENEATH OUR FEET BUT BEYOND OUR SIGHT AND ALL AROUND US. THIS IS CONTEMPORARY ART WITH OLD SOUL." --Sarah Raskey
Sarah Raskey is a visionary artist who believes in changing the way people look at art. She is dedicated to artistic and transformative living, creative design, and evolving global and social awareness through the arts. Her work touches upon a plethora of cultural references including spirituality, healing, ancient symbolism, expanding consciousness, energetic connections and the sacredness of the creative spirit.
Sarah commits much of her time to further researching how to embed specific intentions and meanings in her paintings based in understanding how art and symbolism has been used in ancient wisdom traditions and how the teachings can be incorporated into her practices. It is important to her to provide the viewer with artistic opportunities to access and explore a higher sense of self and personal reflection. By studying under a wide spectrum of experts such as healers, shamans, artists, mystics, astrologers, etc. she has discovered invaluable knowledge and experience regarding the history of sacred art that she incorporates into her process. Thus, allowing those who view her work - a unique invitation and glimpse into the power of art and its role throughout the ages to express what words alone can not. Acting as truthful examples of imagery saturated with deep purpose meant to speak directly to the soul and encourage the human spirit.
ART and PSYCHOTHERAPY
In addition to being an artist, Sarah Raskey MA LCPC ATR, is a licensed clinical professional psychotherapist, a certified art therapist, and adjunct graduate professor at The School of the Art Institute. She co-founded her own private psychotherapy practice OPEN AVENUE THERAPY in 2008, where she continues to specialize in ART THERAPY while working with her clients.
Sarah recently opened the doors to her own art gallery in Chicago's West Loop where she exhibits her mixed media paintings exclusively.
These days Sarah balances her time between her art studio, fine art gallery, her private psychotherapy practice, and teaching. She continues to be best known for not only her emotionally captivating artwork, but for her psychotherapy services specializing in working with artists, musicians, entertainers, and other creatives.
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Sarah is involved in many philanthropic organizations for both humanitarian and animal activist efforts both in the US and globally. Sarah continues to be an active member of the American Art Therapy Association since 2002. She frequently provides community outreach such as lectures, presentations, and workshops on various topics regarding therapy, art and spirituality, and the power of the creative spirit.
In 2008, Sarah created The Giving Gallery, a Chicago-based organization/art gallery that united artists and musicians passionate in using their energy and talent in making a difference in the world through the arts and social activism. Proceeds generated from the Gallery were donated to various charities Sarah is affiliated with. Sarah continues to donate art pieces and live painting to many non-for-profits and has served on the board for several art and mental health organizations. She believes deeply that art can serve as an invaluable resource when it comes to creating positive change in our communities and within the world we live.