Karen Pence to visit art therapist at IU Health facility

Karen Pence
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, shows her artwork during an interview with The Associated Press in her office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Pence is using her platform as the vice president's wife to raise awareness about art therapy, a mental health field she’s been passionate about for a decade but says is unknown to many. “I don’t think that a lot of people understand the difference between therapeutic art and art therapy,” Mrs. Pence, a trained watercolor artist, told The AP in an exclusive interview before she visits Florida on Wednesday to outline her vision for her art therapy initiative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Second lady Karen Pence on Thursday will visit with an extension of the art therapy program of the Herron School of Art and Design at the IU Health Neuroscience Center.

  • LIVESTREAM: See Vice President Mike Pence and his wife land at Indianapolis International Airport about 4:15 p.m. on WISHTV.com.
  • WATCH: Karen Pence’s visit to Indy will be on 24-Hour News 8 at 5 and 6 p.m.

She will be in Indianapolis while her husband talks with business people in Plainfield about a federal tax changes set to be unveiled by Senate Republicans.

A news release from the White House said, “The visit will introduce Mrs. Pence to an innovative collaboration between Herron and the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurology. Mrs. Pence will meet with an art therapist who leads the program to learn more about how they are using art therapy to treat patients with neurological issues. The Second Lady will also meet with patients.”

Karen Pence was expected to arrive shortly before 5 p.m. at the center, 355 W. 16th St.