Skip to content

Harry Hansen (1942-2013)

Harry Hansen may be best known for the painting The Edgar Palmetto. This watercolor was featured as the book jacket art for Walter Edgar's book South Carolina: A History. However, Hansen was also a long time member of the USC art faculty and he mentored many successful artists including Tarleton Blackwell. In recent years Hansen struggled with dementia but, as his wife artist Dee Hansen reflects, "He never lost his artistic nature or his drive to create." Hansen peacefully passed away Saturday Sept 7, 2013.


Amazon Says: Therapist Abraham shows how art can provide people with Alzheimer's disease a way to express their thoughts and emotions, when they can no longer communicate well verbally and more...
Amazon Says: Therapist Abraham shows how art can provide people with Alzheimer's disease a way to express their thoughts and emotions, when they can no longer communicate well verbally and words have lost their meaning. Abraham believes it is our moral obligation to provide elders with this tool, lest they be prematurely deemed beyond interaction. The confidence and self-esteem of elders—and that of the people who love them —can be bolstered by art therapy. And this is the first work demonstrating that art is not just busy work for those with Alzheimer's, but a profound and symbolic method allowing them to communicate. This work includes more than 70 drawings and paintings by people with Alzheimer's, and case histories of the men and women who created the artworks.Art activities, with a significant therapeutic relationship, can especially increase quality of life for people with Alzheimer's, particularly during the seven-year relatively stable period of the illness. Psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and health care workers will also find this work especially valuable and insightful. less...
Amazon


Amazon Says: St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY. Covers theories on aging and benefits of creative art therapy. Topics include therapeutic thematic arts programming and brain functio more...
Amazon Says: St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY. Covers theories on aging and benefits of creative art therapy. Topics include therapeutic thematic arts programming and brain functioning, using thematic therapeutic arts programming with older adults who need assistance, and more. For art and recreation therapists. Hardcover, softcover also available. DNLM: Art Therapy. less...
Amazon


Amazon Says: In the first comprehensive history of South Carolina published in nearly fifty years, Walter Edgar presents a sweeping chronicle of a state with an illustrious, sometimes infa more...
Amazon Says: In the first comprehensive history of South Carolina published in nearly fifty years, Walter Edgar presents a sweeping chronicle of a state with an illustrious, sometimes infamous, past. He describes in very human terms 475 years of recorded history in the Palmetto State, including the experiences of all South Carolinians-those with roots in Africa and in Europe as well as Native Americans; male and female; rich and poor. In an eminently readable presentation, Edgar uses letters, diaries, and other writings to let voices from the past take part in telling the state's fascinating story. Recounting the period from the first Spanish exploration to the end of the Civil War, Edgar charts South Carolina's rising national and international prominence and its parallel economic ascendancy. He dispels myths about the state's early history-including the notion that the colony was inhabited by a homogeneous white population-and tells how South Carolina developed an agricultural economy that relied heavily on African American slave labor. Edgar examines, among other topics, the impact of the American revolution, Charleston's significance as a metropolis and major seaport, and the state's leadership in the Secession movement. With changes wrought by the Civil War, South Carolina slipped from national prominence into a period marked by economic, social, civil, and political strife. Edgar details the everyday life of blacks and whites during Reconstruction, the state's mixed efforts to join the "New South," and Benjamin Ryan Tillman's rise to power. He also chronicles South Carolina's changing politics in the once-solid South, the state's reawakening after World War II, the casualties and victories of an extended civil rights struggle, and the Palmetto State's present economic, educational, and political challenges. less...
Amazon

Print

Comment about this page...