We had a wonderful opening for Adena Blickstein's exhibit that will be up at our Gallery 505 through September 9th. Thanks to Adena for sharing her work and her poetry at the opening, and thanks to Scott Bravo for his beautiful music. We have an amazing, culturally vibrant community.
Over the course of her training Dr. Adena used art as a therapeutic medium for herself to process the pain and emotions that her patient's were going through. This exhibit is called "Feelings on a Page" and each painting is representative of a different pattern of emotions.
Dr. Blickstein is a physician and public health professional (MD,MPH) with a passion for mental health and public health. She is a graduate from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health (2015) and completed her medical internship at Westchester Medical Center (2016), and psychiatry residency at Metropolitan Hospital (2019). She is graduate as a sub-specialist in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry from Westchester Medical Center (2021). With her skills, passion, and experience, she is focused on supporting, leading, and building progressive mindsets that yield systemic change in our currently fragmented mental health and educational system in order to optimize access and quality of care for children and families. She is a catalyst for empowerment for individuals and communities and uses her creativity and skills as a physician and mental health professional for targeted engagement on a mass scale. She has presented on internet addictions and its effect on children and she seeks to build upgraded models of education that embrace neurodiversity.