Pat B. Allen

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General Information

Name: Pat B. Allen

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction




Illinois Connection

Allen lives in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., A.T.R., is an author, artist, art therapist, and teacher who connects to the Creative Source through art and writing.

Author of numerous professional articles, Dr. Allen lectures and delivers workshops throughout the country using the Open Studio Process which she has developed. Her artwork has been exhibited in a wide variety of juried and invited exhibits.

Dr. Allen has been a Registered Art Therapist (A.T.R.) since 1977. She earned a Ph.D. in Art Therapy from Union University in 1986. Dr. Allen served on the faculty of the Art Therapy Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1988-2011. Dr. Allen was a co-founder of the Open Studio Project in Chicago and founder of Studio Pardes in Oak Park, IL, where she provided a community art space for herself and others to explore the creative process, and from where she directed the Facing Homelessness Mask Project.

Published Works

  • Art is a Way of Knowing, Shambhala, 1995
  • Art is a Spiritual Path, Shambhala , 2005
  • Cronation, Blue Jay Ink, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Art Is a Way of Knowing: A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment through Creativity

ISBN: 1570620784
Release Date: 1995-04-11

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Art Is a Spiritual Path: Engaging the Sacred through the Practice of Art and Writing

ISBN: 1590302109
Release Date: 2005-08-09

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ISBN: 0997125713
Release Date: 2016-02-15

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Pat B. Allen on WorldCat


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