Trauma, Art, & Healing Part 1: Community Conversation
Washington College, Hodson Hall, Chestertown MD, 21620 March 4, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Part One of a two-part event about the many paths to healing in the face of trauma or other challenges. For "Part 2: Healing Experience" information and reservations, go here. (No reservation required for "Part 1: Community Conversation.")
The community conversation, free and open to the public, features artist Phylicia Ghee as well Deborah Mizeur of Herbal Alchemy, Pamela Whyte of Chester River Wellness Alliance, and Rachel Boyle of REACH: Prevention, Education, Advocacy Center at Washington College. The conversation opens with Rachel Boyle providing an overview of the college's wellness initiatives that support awareness, educational opportunities and experiences. This is followed by moderator Peter Bruun providing a brief overview of the Heroin & Healing exhibition, as well as the premise behind the New Day Campaign as an arts-based initiative challenging stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance use, making the world a more healing place. Phylicia will then share insights on her involvement as 2015 Resident Healing Artist for the Campaign, and the role of arts and ceremony in her healing practice. Deborah and Pamela will share their personal journeys and current work in healing practice, and how those locally in Kent County might have access to alternative healing paths they and others offer. All will be opened up to the audience for conversation moderated by Bruun.
This event took place in conjunction with the exhibition Heroin & Healing
An exhibition project about how the opioid epidemic and hurting go together, and what we are doing to make things better. Heroin & Healing features art by seven individuals (Elisif Bruun, Peter Bruun, Phylicia Ghee, Michelle Labonte, Mark V.…