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The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is delighted to partner with ArtsLink NB on an Eduarts Hub that will be available both in-person at the Sanctuary Theatre in Saint John and virtually, on Wednesday, April 26, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Learn from professionals working in the field of arts and wellness from both the artistic and therapeutic/medical sides. Share your experiences and join in the conversation. Refreshments will be provided.

Eduarts Hubs. ArtsLink and the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning invite you to a discussion on Arts and Wellness

Can’t make it in person?

Learn from artistic facilitators and support organizations providing wellbeing initiatives to schools and the community
Share your thoughts and experiences on wellbeing and the role of the arts in addressing 
Discover opportunities for artistic collaboration in a variety of settings throughout the community
Be Inspired by creative projects and opportunities for growth in New Brunswick and beyond

Event Schedule

4:00 pm – Welcome and opening remarks by the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning and ArtsLink NB
4:10 pm – Presentation by artist Deanna Musgrave
4:30 pm – Presentation by Chroma
4:50 pm – Networking with refreshments (opportunities to speak with arts therapist Patricia Harrity, representatives from VanGo! and NB Copes and others) 
5:10 pm – Roundtable discussions
6:00 pm – Wrap-up

Presenters

Image of Deanna Musgrave

Deanna Musgrave is well-known for her work as an artist creating colourful mural-sized paintings across New Brunswick; however, she is also devoted to researching connections between art and healing. She completed her thesis titled “Connecting Crossmodal Interactions in Visual Music to create ‘Mindful’ Experiences” as part of her Master of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of New Brunswick. Through her part-time position as artist-teacher of CollectionARTNB’s “VanGo!” program, she visits schools across the province to share the art collection and leads students in workshops focused on what she terms “Mindful Guided Art.” She is certified in Hypnotherapy, Akashic Field Therapy™, Cognitive Energy Healing™ and holds a Reiki Masters, which she utilizes to assist clients and create art. She also has a monthly “Astrology for Creators” column in “The Artful Mind” Magazine, an arts publication in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, USA. She is currently completing a Counselling Skills Diploma from the Orca Institute in British Columbia, CA.

Chroma. Pride, inclusion, equality. Logo.

Chroma: Pride, Inclusion, Equality Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides support for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in the Saint John Region. Chroma commits to advocating for and collaborating with our community, as well as providing 2SLGBTQIA+ education to all. We promote positive initiatives for the community and conduct research to highlight gaps in services and policy to encourage positive change.

Mariah Darling They/He/She, Education Coordinator at Chroma NB
Born and raised in Saint John, Mariah received their Bachelor of Science from UNBSJ. A proudly Queer and Trans young professional with a background in medical research who is an analytical, collaborative, information-based thinker with knowledge and passion for issues facing the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

Other Arts and Wellness Practitioners in Attendance

Patricia HarrityWorking as a creative arts therapist, Patricia’s practice is grounded a strong belief in creative processes as inherently therapeutic. Patricia’s clinical experience includes facilitating creative arts therapy with children between the ages of 4-13 at KV Psychology & Wellness Clinic, as well working alongside the NB Social Pediatrics Team to provide services to children in the uptown Saint John area. Prior to relocating to Saint John, she conducted therapy with children (4-8) in the Child Psychiatry Unit (Early Childhood Disorders Program) at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and with children (6-12) attending after school programming at the community center Maison Saint Columba house. She has also facilitated community based group creative arts therapy with older adults with diverse/ varied abilities.

NB COPES: is a registered charity that provide creative and holistic supports for children, youth and families experiencing the loss of a close family member. Our team is led by licensed professionals who are specifically trained in grief support and creative approaches. Art therapy and music therapy form the foundation of our programs. We provide retreats, workshops and programs across the province.

VanGo!: is an exhibition of artworks in the New Brunswick Art Bank on tour to anglophone schools. A partnership of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the exhibition helps to familiarize students with the language of the visual arts and with original works of art by professional New Brunswick artists.

Presented in partnership with ArtsLink NB.

ArtsLink NB is a member-based arts service organization, founded in 2009 to advance the arts in New Brunswick by linking and unifying artists and arts organizations and promoting their value. We represent New Brunswick artists of all disciplines from across the province.

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the ArtsDigital Strategy Fund.

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