5

Qualties

These videos are responses to:

  • the balance of personal self and self as a therapist
  • learning disorders 
  • existential and person-centered therapeutic approaches 
  • ADD/ADHD
  • borderline personality disorder
  • using psychotherapy with  borderline personality disorder
  • gender dysphoria


From Theories in Mental Health Counseling: These slides illustrate the 5 qualities I would like to cultivate as an Expressive Art Therapist.

Throughout our coursework, we are asked to give Artistic Responses to topics studied that week. Below are a few examples of 2D art, slides, and videos that I submitted as my Artistic Responses.


​Click on the images to expand them.

Expressive Art Therapy 
Portfolio

The  Studio &  About  Alison

ABOUT ALISON LANDONI


Ms. Landoni holds a BFA from Montserrat Colleg of Art, completed an 18 Teacher Training Course and Maroke in Tibetan Buddhism from the Asian Classics Institute, including open and gnostic teachings, and is a graduate candidate at Lesley University's Expressive Art Therapy program.


Ms. Landoni's formal visual art training began in 1985 with Gloucester watercolorist, Margaret Laurie, with whom she learned invaluable technical information concerning composition, color, and technique.  She went on to study evenings at Montserrat College of Art with the late Jim Sawyer and then enrolled in their BFA program in 1987.  Her teachers included Montserrat staple instructors such as Roger Martin, Goerge Gabin, Ollie Balf, Ethan Berry, Barbara Moody, Thorpe Feidt, Rose Olson and as well as many other influential faculty members such as Rob Roy and Bart Uchida.  Starting out as an Illustration major, Alison changed her concentration over to Fine Arts to incorporate video, film and audio and animation, as well as experimental 2D mixed media and photographic techniques into her style.


During 1990-1992, Alison ventured to Houston, TX and studied for a semester at the Glassell School of Art, the school of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and returned to Montserrat and completed her BFA in 1993. 


Ms. Landoni is currently a Low-Residency Graduate candidate at Lesley University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Expressive Art Therapy program. See below for a sample of Artistic Responses from her first year's coursework.  One of Ms. Landoni's goals is to create an Expressive Art Therapy Collaborative Center on Cape Ann; a center that focusses on using the Expressive Therapies to heal mental health issues with licensed Expressive Art Therapists.


For over 20 years, Ms. Landoni has assisted young artists in many ways:

  • as an admissions counselor for Montserrat helping them create strong portfolios for college review
  • as an art instructor with Art Harbor, a Rockport, MA-based art camp for kids
  • as an art teacher instructing kids K - 12 at the Clark School for several years


Memberships:

  • National Association of Women Artists - Juried Member
  • National Association of Women Artists - Massachusetts Chapter 
  • Rockport Art Association & Museum - Juried Painting Member
  • Newburyport Art Association - Artist Member

In 2003 Alison published the children's book, A Place For Spooz and ventured to schools and libraries to discuss the creative process as well as the humane treatment of pets and all creatures.


Ms. Landoni has worked in arts administration for local non-profits including RockportMusic as well as with the Rockport Art Association and also assists the Director of the Mercury Gallery in  Rockport since 2009. 


In addition to her visual art training, Ms. Landoni is also

a performing artist. An actress since the age of 10,

she has performed internationally with local theater groups

 such as the Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe and

Theater In The Pines.


Ms. Landoni has also studied Television  Puppetry with the late

Muppeteer trainer Nikki Tilroe and went on to create

her own puppets for live and independent video projects.


Along with her son, Ben Wickey and her former husband, Jim Wickey, she co-wrote, performed and edited projects with VistaVox Entertainment such as The Green House, and industrial and commercial projects with  Tweak Imagination.  


Alison continues to enjoy working with video production and plans to incorporate video into her upcoming works.



THE studio

 

You are welcome to come by and take a look at what Alison is working on before it hits the gallery walls and other art associations.  

Current Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only



​156 Granite Street

1st Floor

Rockport, MA 01966


RECENT EXHIBITS

OUTSIDE THE GALLERY


2017

  • Rockport Art Association & Museum - Experimental Group Exhibit
  • Newburyport Art Association - Fall Members Juried Show Part Two

2016

  • National Association of Women Artists - MA Chapter - Breaking Ground Exhibit
  • Newburyport Art Association -Winter Members Juried Show, Primordial Mix * Mixed Media Award *
  • Rockport Art Association & Museum - Winter Show
  • Marblehead Art Association - Variations Show
  • Newburyport Art Association - Spring Members Open Show
  • Rockport Art Association & Museum - Experimental Group Exhibits (Marblehead, Peabody)
  • Rockport Art Association & Museum - Spring Show
  • The Cultural  Center at Rocky Neck - Why Abstract: The Art of Imagination


2015

  • National Association of Women Artists - New Member's Exhibit (NYC)
  • Rockport Art Association & Museum - Contributing Members Exhibit