The Light of The Heart's Painting at The Paramount!
Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Have problems registering? Call Melissa, Executive Director of TLOTH, at 630-486-4078 and she can register you by phone.
Please join us for our very first and magically creative fundraiser as a 501(c)3, tax exempt organization, entitled: Painting at The Paramount! We are raising funds to open our art therapy doors to all of you and the Aurora, Illinois Area.
This momentous occasion will take place on Sunday, November 4th, 2012, from 1pm-4pm, in the Grand Gallery of the beautifully historic and majestic Paramount Theatre, right in the heart of downtown Aurora, Illinois. We will be transforming the Grand Gallery into a painting studio for the day!
We are honored to have three incredible and distinguished art therapists join us to lead art making experientials on this day; each art therapist has brought so much light to The Light of The Heart.
Choose from the following options (space limited).
Lanterns with Heather Randazzo, ATR-BC, LCPC
Heart Boxes with Mary Andrus, ATR-BC, LCPC
Paint From Your Heart with Heather Leigh, ATR-BC, LCPC
In addition to creating beautiful works of art, you will learn about art therapy, the history of The Light of The Heart and the work we will be doing in the community, spend time in the beautiful Paramount Theatre and soak in its amazingness, eat delicious foods, visit our sponsor tables, contribute to a collaborative art piece, receive art making goodies and win cool stuff in our amazing raffle of local items!
We have an additional cool feature we are introducing called:
Pledges to Paint!
After you register for the event, you have the opportunity to help raise funds for art therapy. Direct friends, loved ones, neighbors, co-workers- everyone who believes in you, to http://tlothpaintingparamount.eventbrite.com and have them pledge a donation in your honor. Your donor will be prompted to enter your name upon donating. Raise $150 or more and your fee will be waived. The attendee/artist that raises the most funds will win a most amazing prize! Good luck!!
Have a little one? No problem, ages 5 and under can attend at no cost.
Doors open at 12:45pm; please arrive early to check in and to be seated comfortably at the start of Opening Ceremony, which will begin promptly at 1:15pm.
**Three CE's for counselors and social workers will be available for purchase at the event, please bring your license number and $10 fee (check or money order made out to The Light of The Heart or cash).**
Pre-registration ticket price is $25, tickets may be available at the door on the day of the event (if we do not sell out) for a cost of $40 per person. You may also pre-register in person at the following amazing events in downtown Aurora:
The Aurora Farmers Market on Saturday, September 29th, 2012, from 7:30am-12pm at North River Street Park on Cedar and River Streets. Look for the amazing and colorful Light of The Heart table; co-founders, April and Melissa will be selling tickets and creating art!
The Aurora Artwalk on Friday, October 5th, 2012, from 7pm-10pm. The Light of The Heart will be set up in the Aurora Transportation Center at 233 N. Broadway. We will be making art and selling tickets; we may even have a heart crayon or two for you!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for joining us to bring art therapy to Aurora. We simply need it. You are the light of the heart and we love you! Let's have some fun and get creative!
When & Where
The Light of The Heart: A Community Art Therapy Project
The Light of The Heart: A Community Art Therapy Project is the first organization of its kind in the Aurora, Illinois Area, including the counties of Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Will. Our mission is to provide a safe and encouraging environment for individuals to uncover the light of their hearts through the creative process of art making. Art Therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses master-level art therapists and the creative process of art making to holistically make changes to the mind, heart, body and soul that foster growth, healing, presence/being, connections, or whatever you may need in that moment of time. Programming will connect our community and allow for the light of all of our hearts to shine bright, building a safer, connected and more supportive community for all to heal, grow, prosper and love.
There is a tremendous need and high demand for affordable and high quality art therapy programming in the Aurora Area, no other organization is providing this service to our community. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable, underserved and at risk populations (e.g. our children, the homeless, those affected by mental illness or developmental disabilities, etc.) are affected the most by the lack of art therapy programming in Aurora. Please join us to meet this incredible need in our community. You can make a difference in the lives of many that need art therapy and help them turn things around.
Hear what our pilot program participants are saying:
I connected with grief that I didn’t even know I was holding onto.
A very good way to release stress and to become introspective.
I love it. It's a great way to access thoughts, feelings and emotions that are deep down inside.
It helped me become closer to my family and manage my anxiety. It was the only thing that worked.
Art is everything. http://thelightoftheheart.org