A MINDFULNESS VIEW OF ART AND HEALTH with JERRY GRANELLI ( OCT 24/27) is the first in a series of educational events, organized jointly by the All-Of-Us Society for Art Presentation (ASAP) and Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!), to build professional capacity for ASAP artists and AHA! members, and to expand these initiatives beyond our immediate community. We have identified three artists from the Atlantic region, Rose Adams, Sheree Fitch and Jerry Granelli, each of whom have exceptional expertise on three fronts: they are recognized internationally for their professional artistic excellence, they have built exemplary reputations as educators, workshop facilitators, and community leaders, and they have made unique connections to the social determinants of health in their professional careers. Workshops with Rose Adams and Sheree Fitch are scheduled for the spring of 2015.
The schedule for this first event with Jerry Granelli will include:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 7:30 P.M. ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH
A MINDFULNESS VIEW OF ART AND HEALTH
In this public talk, open to all, Jerry will introduce the principals of mindfulness training and discuss the tools, strategies and view necessary to develop personal, group and community mindfulness programs.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 10 A.M. – 12 ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH
MINDFULNESS AND LEADERSHIP
At times in our lives, we are sometimes called upon to be leaders: in our homes, our jobs and our communities. If you are sitting in a leadership position in an art, health or community-based organization, this workshop is for you. Jerry will call on his experience as a founding member of Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) to discuss the role mindfulness training can play in helping to shape a refreshing view of leadership.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 2-4 P.M. ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH
MINDFULNESS, THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND GROUP PRACTICE (1)
This will be the first of three workshops held consecutively in this time slot on Saturday. Sunday and Monday. Anchored in the AHA! Eldertree Project, Jerry will workshop this group of local artists, writers, musicians and interested others in the group creative process as he has for over twenty years with the participants of the Creative Music Workshop (CMW) in Halifax. If you are involved in a collaborative endeavor, this is for you.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 8-9 A.M. COADY DENNIS HALL
For those interested in formal meditation instruction, practice and a Dharma talk, Jerry will lead this session, which will include a short time for question and answer.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. COADY DENNIS HALL
WORKING WITH MINDFULNESS
How we integrate mindfulness training into our individual art and health practices will be the focus of this session. Jerry will address the concerns of working artists and those who play an educational role, attempting to introduce mindfulness training into their environments and programs.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 2-4 P.M. COADY DENNIS HALL
MINDFULNESS, THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND GROUP PRACTICE (2)
See above for details.
MONDAY OCTOBER 27 10 A.M.-12 CLARE MARIE
Understanding our place in a constantly changing world is at the heart of all mindfulness training and is the very inspiration of the creative process. In art, health care and all community-based work we are asked daily to savour uncertainty. This subject is at the core of Jerryʼs work with ALIA and the theme of this last morning session.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 2-4 P.M. ST JAMES UNITED CHURCH
MINDFULNESS, THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND GROUP PRACTICE (3)
This final session will focus on preparing for performance individually and as a group.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 ! 8 P.M. TOWNHOUSE
AHA! FUNDRAISING EVENT
Come and join us in this final evening of celebration and farewell to Jerry. Participants in the afternoon MINDFULNESS, THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND GROUP PRACTICE sessions, including the Eldertree Project team, will be joined by Jerry to present a variety of music, spoken word and other creative delights for your pleasure.
Registration will be required for all sessions except the Friday 7:30 p.m. public talk and Monday evening TOWNHOUSE event. See link below.
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The cost of the workshops for Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be as follows:
- All six workshops $ 75
- Each individual workshop $ 20
A generosity policy is included for all of these workshops: seniors, students, unwaged and artists may choose this generosity option and offer a donation either upon registration on-line or at the door.
Sponsored by Communities Culture & Heritage
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