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<p>The Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center is excited to welcome renowned artist Ted Meyer to the Indiana University Indianapolis campus on September 27th and 28th for the "Voices of Healing" experience.</p>

Voices of Healing Experience Coming to IU Indianapolis

The left side of the image sees a montage of scar printed images acts as the backdrop under the words "Voices of Healing: Life Beyond Genetic Disorders." The right sides shows three women holding up the prints next to the areas of their bodies where the scar prints came from. September 27th and 28th at Indiana University Library.

In collaboration with the Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center, renowned artist Ted Meyer is poised to present the "Voices of Healing" event at Indiana University Indianapolis’s Eli Lilly Auditorium in University Library. This immersive experience will take place on September 27th and 28th. Each evening will begin with an exhibition of the “Scarred for Life” series from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm before a keynote address from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.

Attendees will view various captivating displays that delve into the profound theme of healing and resilience. Over the course of nearly two decades, Mr. Meyer has meticulously crafted a poignant body of work under the title "Scarred for Life." Each artwork within this collection encapsulates the profound experiences of individuals whose lives have been indelibly marked by medical challenges, complemented by meticulously captured photographic portraits and eloquent narratives authored by the subjects.

Seating for the keynote portion of this event is limited. The entire university and public are invited to attend:

On Sept. 27th, we will focus on the "Scarred for Life" project—a deeply personal endeavor for Mr. Meyer. Drawing inspiration from his own poignant journey with Gaucher's disease, Ted Meyer's artistic odyssey served as a therapeutic outlet during prolonged hospital stays and the arduous navigation of his condition's physical and emotional complexities. The inception of this compelling artistic voyage was catalyzed by an encounter with an individual whose life was reshaped by a spinal cord injury.

The second evening of the event, Sept. 28th, will witness a collaboration between Mr. Meyer, Dr. Debra Rusk from Indiana University, and others. Dr. Rusk’s lifelong battle with lung disease eventually led to her receiving a double lung transplant. Her unique perspective as both a transplant patient and a practicing medical professional lends authority to the voice of the patients. 

"Voices of Healing" Featuring Ted Meyer, presented by the Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center—promises a deeply enriching exploration of resilience, medical complexities, and the eloquent language of art in conveying profound human narratives.