I got to curate an exhibit at the Arts Council of Princeton called Start Fresh which is on now til June 24th. Artists include Polly Apfelbaum, Lindsay Feuer, Susan Hockaday, Natalie Jeremijenko, Melissa Marks and Scott Wright. The show includes the work of over 80 participants from our Arts and Health outreach programs woven into the context of an exhibit with professional artists’ work. Art can surprise us, can defy expectations, and can include the whole community in an important conversation about creativity and wellbeing.
So glad to be included in two group shows this November, one a pop-up benefit for Homefront and the Cherry Tree Club , the nursery school program that works with the youngest Homefront kids. The second show is at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park in Trenton, curated by Elise Mannella and Gabriel Romeu, bringing together a group of artists from NJ and Philly area, so these are both truly local shows. And who knew that Cadwalader Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead?
ArtJam, to benefit HomeFront families, and the Cherry Tree Club, 190 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ at the Hillier Building. 11/14-11/17 and 11/21-11/24. Opening reception 11/15, 6-9. Hours, 12-6 on Sunday and 12-8 on the remaining days.
Will be at Grounds for Sculpture this week on a panel about sensitivity toward students with disabilities.Looking forward to learning from new colleagues about best teaching practices www.njaec.org
Gave another presentation, this one at the Society for Arts and Health at Montclair State College last Thursday. I had a great time sharing my teaching and anecdotes from the Creative Aging Initiative. Got an intro and dipped into the pulp of Combat Paper, the amazing program for vets, making paper out of their old uniforms.
I’m excited to be speaking at a conference on Arts and Aging on May 3rd, 2012 with Andrea Honore. Our session will be “The Creativity Cure: A Pilot Program for Elders and their Caregivers” at the NJ Activities Professionals conference. Andrea is going to speak about the research and the programs she created and I’ll do a hands-on printmaking exercise and a related poetry project. Looking forward to this!
Thanks so much to Cie Stroud for creating this site. I’m hoping to update it more often and keep in touch about upcoming events.