Arts & Culture Collaborative will present The Healing Nature of Art event next month

The Arts & Culture Collaboration, Waterbury Region, presents a one-day interactive experience called “The Healing Nature of Art” on September 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Osborne Homestead Museum & Kellogg Science Museum, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby. This unique opportunity is aimed at arts practitioners and administrators as well as those interested in the arts. The cost is $25 and includes lunch.

A limited number of scholarships are available. To register, go to: or call 203-757-0701 ext. 316

It is documented that the arts can aid the healing process of loss and grief. Using theatre, visual arts, speech and writing, music and movement, participants will have the opportunity to explore two artistic mediums during interactive workshops during the event. The workshops will be led by these artists recognized in their respective fields:

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro – dance and movement therapy practitioner

Susan A. Katz – nationally acclaimed poet, author, and teacher

Foster Evans Reese – theater manager and choreographer

Amy Smith & Jazz Borst – Mending Art, Mental Health Connecticut

Jennifer Sokira – Founding Director of Connecticut Music Therapy Services.

The event will take advantage of both indoor and outdoor spaces (weather permitting), on the beautifully landscaped and spacious museum/science center grounds.

The Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC) has worked for over 15 years to strengthen and support the arts in the Waterbury region. The ACC promotes, connects, collaborates and advocates for the arts, serving individual artists and performers, arts and cultural venues and organizations of all sizes and their audiences.

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