ArtConnect Forum- The Power of Art to Heal - Fall 2020

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Note: This event was scheduled for March 2020 as an in-person event. It will now be held as virtual event due to social distancing mandates.

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Explore and deepen your passion for art at ArtConnect Forum, a community gathering for art enthusiasts, artists & creative minds. Each Forum features fascinating speakers with big imaginations who share their work, inspiration, and creative process, and provide an opportunity to interact with fellow artists and art lovers.

The March 2020 Forum is the first in a two-part series with the theme     ​“The Power of Art to Heal.”

Guest Speakers:

Diane Grillo - ​VP of Health Promotions - RWJ Hospital Hamilton

“Alternative Medicine & Healing: What’s the Scientific Research?” - Holistically supporting the mind, body, and soul connection was, until recently, viewed as pseudoscience. But today, programs that heal the whole person, by addressing the range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences affecting each patient’s health, have started to take their place alongside traditional treatments and medications. Grillo will be joined by Patricia McDugall, RN and integrative therapy nurse to share some of the hospital’s leading-edge research and experiences to maximize the potential for self-healing by its cancer patients.

Jane Zamost - Artist and Healiing Art Instructor

“Art Nourishes the Soul” - In childhood, we see crayons, paints, and ephemera before us. With little encouragement, we immerse ourselves in the creative process. At some point it comes to a screeching stop. But why? Zamost will speak about the significance of creative play in leading a productive and happy life. She will share anecdotes about her involvement with the healing arts and how to reintroduce the creative flow back into your life. Zamost is an artist and healing art instructor, and gained recognition for her work in the healing arts as the Healing Arts Program Coordinator at Capital Health Medical Center.

Artist, Agata May'kowska will share her powerful and personal story of how art has helped heal and enrich her life.

General Admission: Donation HV Arts Council Members: FREE 

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