Arts & Culture Collaborative welcoming ‘The Healing Nature of Art’


WATERBURY – The Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, presents a day-long interactive experience called “The Healing Nature of Art” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 9.

The event will take place 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 per person is $25 and includes lunch.

“There is evidence that the arts can aid the healing process of loss and grief,” said event organizers. “Using theatre, visual arts, speech and writing, music and movement, participants will have the opportunity to explore two artistic mediums in interactive workshops during the event.

The workshops will be led by these artists recognized in their respective fields:

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro – dance/movement therapy practitioner; Susan A. Katz – nationally acclaimed poet, author, and teacher; Foster Evans Reese – theater manager and choreographer; Amy Smith & Jazz Borst – Restorative Art, Mental Health Connecticut; and Jennifer Sokira – Founding Director of Connecticut Music Therapy Services.

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

The Arts & Culture Collaborative 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.

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


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