Tuesday, June 3, 2014

PAST: PANEL: "Healing Through Art" a Panel Discussion at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts on WED, June 3 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Free, RSVP Requested

"Healing Through Art" a panel discussion at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Wednesday, June 3
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free, please RSVP here as space is limited

Come out for “Healing Through Art” the second installation of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ three-part series entitled Curate Your Culture: Community Conversations. 
This conversation will explore how local DC organizations are using the arts as an outlet to heal and explore the minds and bodies of those within our community.

Storyteller, Rev. Joani Peacock, will kick off the evening with a 10-minute story about living with mental illness and the role the arts can play in recovery. Afterwards there will be a panel discussion that will focus on how the arts and humanities are playing a critical role in the health and healing of those facing physical and psychological challenges. How can creative expression help individuals suffering from terminal illness, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), emotional distress and other physical ailments?

Panelists include:
  • Gay Hanna, Ph.D., M.F.A, executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging
  • Commander Moira McGuire, NC, USPHS, program manager of the Warrior Clinic and director of the Creative Arts Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Shanti Norris, executive director of the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
  • Jeff Majors, musician and music therapist 
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U St, NW
Metro: U St or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to U St

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